Virtual reality for pilot training – Primoco UAV unmanned aircraft leaps forward
The Czech company Primoco UAV SE has introduced a revolutionary virtual reality training module into its training program allowing it to significantly increase the efficiency, success and safety of its pilot training for unmanned aerial vehicles.
The Czech company Primoco UAV SE has introduced into its training program a revolutionary virtual reality training module allowing it to significantly increase the efficiency, success and safety of its pilot training for unmanned aerial vehicles.
The module uses virtual reality technology by viewing images with 3D glasses to provide training in complete aircraft control in a fully artificial environment. The technology chosen enables the customers of Primoco UAV SE to train their pilots as though they were in their home airport or other deployment locations with the possibility of simulating various environmental conditions, ranging from daytime to night, to simulating various weather phenomena and operating in complex air traffic environments. A significant benefit is also the possibility of flight analysis with the display of flight progress, both for a flight made fully in the virtual reality environment and for a real flight replayed in the virtual reality environment.
The supplier of the training solution is the Czech company VR Group a.s., which is one of the leading European simulation companies with many years of experience in delivering training centres for military and security entities in the Czech Republic and abroad. Ladislav Semetkovský, CEO of Primoco UAV adds: “The opportunity to take advantage of VR Group’s capabilities and experience behind innovative projects like our tactical simulation centre is a tremendous benefit to us. Thanks to our agreement, we can offer our customers the highest possible quality of training while significantly increasing the safety and flexibility of teaching. The entire solution is now available to our customers at unbeatable costs.”
Martin Klicnar, Commercial Director of VR Group, a.s., stressed the importance of co-operation: “Co-operation with Primoco UAV SE, which is a representative of Czech industry, is very important for us and inspirational. It has great potential in the development and implementation of systems not only in the area mentioned of training for handling autonomous vehicles but also in complex national solutions for training of command and management in army operations or crisis management where autonomous vehicles can be used and will increase their presence in the future.
The Czech company Primoco UAV develops and produces the One 150 civilian unmanned aircraft, capable of flying completely independently according to programmed flight plans. The key features of the aircraft are its size, maximum take-off weight 150 kg, 15 hours endurance, 2,000 km range, cruising speed 100-150 km/h, payload 30 kg and fully automatic take-off and landing. The company focuses on civilian applications for its aircraft especially in energy, border and coastal protection, fire monitoring and search and rescue operations. Primoco UAV is a publicly traded company on the Prague Stock Exchange in the PX START market.
VR Group, a.s. is a leading Czech provider of comprehensive training solutions for armed and security forces. Thanks to its twenty-year experience in development, implementation and operation of systems with advanced simulation technologies, VR Group, a.s. can offer cutting-edge training solutions using the most advanced technology. Its major customers in the Czech Republic include among others the Centre of Simulation and Training Technologies in Brno and in Vyškov for training of commanders and staff, a comprehensive land training system for L-159 aircraft in Čáslav, a tactical simulation centre in Pardubice and asystem for tactical training of complete crews for helicopters in HTP in Ostrava.