DroneShield and Operator Tactical Solutions have launched a virtual reality-based solution for counter-drone training.

The capability was developed to provide military and law enforcement customers with immersive planning and rehearsals against unmanned aerial threats.

It simulates various scenarios with customized adversary platforms, drone types, and mission locations.

The system works with the company’s DroneGun Tactical and DroneGun MKIII handheld drone interceptors.

VR Counterdrone Training System. Photo: DroneShield

Controls for DroneShield’s latest anti-drone trainer feature an instructor tablet and a virtual reality headset.

Also, an interactive action review option allows users to replay the simulated training sessions from any angle.

“As the counterdrone industry continues to rapidly grow and develop, evidenced by significant use of small drones by both side in the Ukraine war, there is an emergent need for counterdrone tactics and training packages for the system operators,” DroneShield CEO Oleg Vornik explained.

“We are excited to partner with Operator, who have deep experience in defence and law enforcement eXtended Reality training, and work in partnership with our customers to tailor design packages to meet their operational requirements.” 

Fast Training Capability for Counter-Drone Missions

The solution is being exhibited at the Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation and Education Conference 2022 in Orlando, Florida.

A promotion of the counter-drone trainer will be held from November 28 to December 2.

“Today’s battlefield is evolving quickly making it difficult for front line defenders to be prepared for all situations,” Operator CEO Wayne Jones said.

“Operator’s solutions are enabling defence and law enforcement to rapidly train for these new situations in realistic, virtual environments.”

“We are pleased to be able to add cutting-edge XR-based Counter Drone training programs to Operator’s product offering, in partnership with the counter-unmanned aerial system market leader, DroneShield.”

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