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Simlat contracted for UAV training and evaluation

Published 30 September 2009

With the growing reliance on UAVs there is a growing need for evaluating the performance of these systems’ operators, and for training personnel to get the most out of them; Israel-based Simlat has a solution

As the U.S. military, and other militaries, rely more and more on UAVs, there a growing need to evaluate the performance and effectiveness of these systems’ operators.

Simlat Ltd. was recently awarded a contract as part of a unmanned aerial systems (UAS) training project for an undisclosed military customer. Simlat says it will supply a unique UAS operator performance evaluation and debriefing system, making the unnamed military facility a leader in next generation training. The Performance Evaluation System is expected to be integrated in two or three more training facilities in the near future.

Ayelet Segelman, product manager at the Herzliya, Israel-based Simlat, said that “Simlat’s UAS Performance Evaluation System provides the ultimate tool for operator assessment and debriefing during training. It combines cutting-edge technology with a human-factors approach to produce reliable, crucial data for truly understanding the trainee’s strengths and weaknesses. With Simlat’s evaluation system, UAS instructors can guide their trainees in
such a manner to produce optimal performance at any situation.”

Simlat has been developing the Performance Evaluation System for over five years now, with a careful consideration for technological, psychological and human-computer interaction factors,” says Roy Peshin, Simlat CTO. “The outcome is a system with unique abilities which canprovide exceptional insights on the trainee’s performance, all in a high fidelity environment and at affordable costs.”

Simlat Ltd. is a provider of next generation mission-training solutions for unmanned vehicle systems and for Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR). Simlat’s turnkey training solutions include SIGINT, EO/IR and SAR sensors in various operational configurations. The company says its systems are available as stand-alone or embedded/integrated to legacy control stations.