Simlat has delivered a customised Heron unmanned aerial system (UAS) payload operator training system to the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) for its Heron UAS project.

The simulator is equipped with high-fidelity simulation of the RAAF EO/IR payload, sensors, platform, operational station and a Stanag 4609 metadata and FMV output.

The Stanag 4609 metadata output, allows the RAAF to stream data into any standard-supporting device, such as imagery analysis systems.

The simulator is designed to provide training in a realistic replica of the operational environment supporting training goals ranging from basic operation to mission rehearsal and intensive currency training.

The training system also enables real-time interaction between the payload operator, intelligence officer and geospatial imagery analysts on different scenarios.