Liteye Systems, in conjunction with Numerica and AEgis Technologies Group, has developed a high-fidelity C-UAS (Counter-Unmanned Aircraft Systems) modeling, simulation and training system, the Liteye C-UAS Simulator. This new solution has been developed in response to the need to update the traditional hands-on individual and classroom training currently being provided to operators and service representatives for Liteye’s Anti-UAS Defense System (AUDS).
The new C-UAS Simulator incorporates a high-fidelity virtual environment interfaced with the actual Liteye AUDS Command & Control (C2) and user Interface. The combination of the virtual environment and the operational interface provides an advanced realistic simulation and training capability.
Liteye’s field-proven AUDS disrupts and neutralizes UAS engaged in hostile airborne surveillance and potentially malicious activity against critical infrastructure sites. It combines electronic-scanning radar target detection, electro-optical (EO) tracking and classification, and directional radio frequency (RF) inhibition capability, and is capable of remotely detecting and tracking small drones, classifying potential threats, and providing the option to disrupt activity.
Zac Neumayr, VP of Field Operations at Liteye, commented: “It’s difficult and cost-prohibitive to find realistic, full-mission test and training locations within the United States every time a new threat hits the street. Our Simulator allows a trained operator to remain proficient and develop new techniques and procedures to successfully defend personnel and critical infrastructure around the world. Liteye’s AUDS remains one of the most effective systems employed as part of an integrated ground and air defense solution. The addition of the Liteye C-UAS Simulator is another in the long list of tools under development by our team to stay ahead of the current and future threats.”
Ryan Hurt, VP of Business Development at Liteye, said: “The technical designs and performance of small UAS are increasing rapidly as is the propensity for them to be used in a malicious and deadly way. Having the Liteye C-UAS Simulator as a backstop, we can rapidly evaluate the best tactics, techniques, and procedures to counter new threats by adding the threat profile to the simulation and develop the counter-tactics. With the Simulator, Liteye trained operators have the tools they need to develop C-UAS tactics faster than new threats can be developed.”