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Liteye Systems, Numerica and AEgis Technologies have jointly developed a high-fidelity counter-UAS modelling, simulation and training system, the Liteye C-UAS Simulator, according to a statement released on 20 October.

The team identified an industry need to enhance the traditional hands-on individual and classroom training currently being provided to operators of Liteye’s Anti-UAS Defence System (AUDS). The Liteye C-UAS simulator incorporates a high-fidelity virtual environment tied to the actual Liteye AUDS C2 and user Interface: the combination provides the most advanced realistic simulation and training system available.

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,” explained Zac Neumayr, VP of Field Operations at Liteye. “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.”

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,” added Ryan Hurt, VP of Business Development. “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.”

Liteye’s AUDS is combat-proven to disrupt and neutralise UAS engaged in hostile airborne surveillance and potentially malicious activity against critical infrastructure sites. Combining electronic-scanning radar target detection, electro-optical tracking and classification, and directional RF inhibition capability, the AUDS smart sensor and effector package is capable of remotely detecting and tracking small UAS (sUAS), classifying potential threat and providing disruption options.

The simulator creates a virtual environment to allow C-UAS operators to train where they want, when they want. (Photo: Liteye)

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