Finnish Defence Forces to use Simlat UAS Training Center

By Caroline Rees / 26 Mar 2013

Simlat Ltd. has been awarded a contract to deliver a UAS training and simulation center to the Finnish Defence Forces (FDF) as part of Mini-UAS contract awarded to Aeronautics Ltd.

The training and simulation center, which includes Simlat’s high fidelity UAS training systems, will support the new Orbiter Mini UAS fleet which was selected by the FDF last summer as its future UAS. The programme includes the manufacturing and delivery of Orbiter Mini UAS, as well as the development of independent operational, training and maintenance capability.

Advanced simulator stations will be deployed in Finland, with the simulation center featuring a 3D modeling and scenario creating capability, which will enable the FDF to autonomously develop its training programme and to train its new and experienced operators and instructors. The simulation will provide a high-fidelity realistic environment for Orbiter operator trainees for initial and currency training as well as mission rehearsal.

The Aeronautics Orbiter Mini UAS is a high end system designed for long endurance and range missions. It is equipped with an advanced electro optical payload and fully digital data-link system. With outstanding resistance to extreme weather conditions, Orbiter can be operated in snow and rain as well as in maritime missions.

Nira Streifler, Product Manager at Simlat commented “we are glad to be a part of this program and provide our core UAS simulation products that adhere to the demanding requirements of the customer including platform, payload and weather and environment simulation”.

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