Corsair’s Training Simulator Helps ScanEagle UAS Reach 600,000 Hours

By Caroline Rees / 07 Jun 2012

The ScanEagle UAV

Insitu recently announced that its ScanEagle unmanned aircraft system has exceeded 600,000 combat flight hours, maintaining a 99 percent mission-readiness rate.

One of the tools that make the successes possible for the ScanEagle is the use of Corsair Engineering Inc.’s Full Mission Training Device that was created to train ScanEagle operators in an environment that recreates all mission goals and challenges.

“Corsair congratulates Insitu and its Scan Eagle team on achieving this significant milestone. We work closely with their professionals to ensure the operator is prepared for success on day one of a deployment and take pride in our device’s role in their training,” said Corsair Engineering Vice President of Training & Simulation Brant Bond.

While many people envision unmanned systems to include drones and military equipment, many additional opportunities for non-military use exist for unmanned systems. According to Insitu, Corsair Engineering Inc.’s simulator provides training not only for military use, but also humanitarian, agricultural, and construction.

According to Insitu SME Christine Tichenor, “Corsair Engineering has developed a system that also provides training for the versatility of ScanEagle’s integrated payload. ScanEagle is modular—it can be reconfigured in the field to suit the mission—so even earlier models can be updated for flight with today’s capability, including advancements that have dramatically improved imagery and exploitation; operational security; training; airspace safety; and reliability, maintainability and availability.”

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