The new simulator will allow for complete training that includes a variety of missions, malfunctions, and emergencies in many different scenarios Next year, Palmachim airbase will receive a new simulator for the operators of the Heron-1 UAV
A new simulator for the Heron-1 unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) will be integrated into the IAF in 2015.
The simulator, which is being developed by the IAI, will be deployed to a UAV and helicopter simulator squadron at Palmachim airbase and will allow for complete training that includes a variety of missions, malfunctions, and emergencies in many different scenarios.
In addition, the simulator operators will be able to practice using different types of payloads based on current geographical data relevant to the different battlefields of the “First UAV” squadron, which has been operating the Heron-1 UAVs since 2007.
“The training capabilities of the “Heron 1″ operators, which are common nowadays in the IAF, do not allow for full, high-quality training for emergency situations and different scenarios”, adds Major Amir Chasdai, Head of the Weapons and UAV Simulator Section of the Materiel Directorate. “The new simulator will address all these needs, train the new operators at the UAV School, and raise the level of professionalism of the operators in the different squadrons”.