L-3 Trains Predator Operators

Paris Air Show » 2007
June 16, 2007, 1:10 AM

In May L-3 Link Simulation and Training division delivered the first five of seven Predator Mission Aircraft Training Systems (PMATS) to the U.S. Air Force’s main UAV center at Creech AFB, Indian Springs, Nevada. PMATS provides Predator pilots and systems operators with fully immersive, mission-based training and is the first high-fidelity training system for UAVs to be adopted by the USAF. Currently, PMATS is configured to accurately model the MQ-1 Predator and its weapon system, with a synthetic environment that can reflect time of day, varying weather patterns and thermal effects. Next year L-3 expects that PMATS will be expanded to cover the MQ-9 Reaper (previously Predator B), a larger and more powerful UAV. Supporting the PMATS are instructor operator stations (IOS), from which instructors can set up conditions and insert malfunctions into the mission simulation. Along with the five PMATS/IOS systems, there are two brief/debrief rooms that allow instructors and pupils to review simulator missions.

FILED UNDER: 
Share this...

Please Register

In order to leave comments you will now need to be a registered user. This change in policy is to protect our site from an increased number of spam comments. Additionally, in the near future you will be able to better manage your AIN subscriptions via this registration system. If you already have an account, click here to log in. Otherwise, click here to register.

 
X