Thief River Falls, Minnesota, October 6th, 2013 – Simlat Ltd. was selected to provide an UAS & ISR Training & Simulation Center for the Northland Imagery Analysis college program. Northland’s Imagery Analysis and Geospatial Intelligence programs are the first of their kind in America.
Developed through a Department of Labor grant, the Imagery Analysis program will be offered tuition free for the life of the grant. The programs will prepare the student to manage the tasking, processing, exploitation, and dissemination (TPED) process, and conduct end-to-end Geospatial Intelligence (GEOINT) operations. Students will acquire a variety of skills ranging from UAS general knowledge to a precise depiction of the imagery objective. Students receive hands-on training varying from still satellite imagery to Full Motion Video UAS derived imagery. The Training & Simulation Center is equipped with cutting-edge training systems in multiple configurations, allowing simultaneous training of the students on UAS operations and image analysis, in civil, commercial and military environments.
The Training & Simulation classroom includes 26 student stations and is based on variant of Simlat’s IMPACT (ISR Multi-Purpose Advanced Classroom Trainer) product, focused on various GEOINT applications. The IMPACT supports frontal instruction, courses and training activities as well as curriculum planning and development and performance analysis of training sessions.
The IMPACT runs a wide range of mission scenarios, allowing students to familiarize with civil and commercial applications of UAS and Imagery Analysis, such as emergencies, weather, infrastructure monitoring, fire-fighting, HLS and agriculture. The Training center will be delivered fully to Northland by the beginning of 2014.
“We are proud to take part in this remarkable Imagery Analyst program and to contribute our advanced IMPACT solution, supporting the various training needs”, says Nira Streifler, Product Manager at Simlat.
About Simlat-UAS Training:
Simlat Ltd. is a leading provider of next generation training solutions for unmanned vehicle systems and for Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR). Based on extensive hand-on operational experience, Simlat is the right choice for training for every Platform, Payload and Mission. Simlat’s turnkey training solutions include SIGINT, EO/IR and SAR sensors in various operational configurations. Simlat's systems are available as stand-alone or embedded/integrated to legacy control stations, as well as generic or customized solutions, and are in service in over 20 countries.
To learn more about Simlat, please visit www.simlat.com