DroneShield and Operator partner on VR counterdrone training

By DroneShield | November 29, 2022

C-UAS leader DroneShield has teamed with Operator Tactical Solutions (Operator) to provide Virtual Reality based counterdrone/C-UAS training solutions.

Operator develops immersive planning, rehearsal and training solutions for the military and law enforcement markets with current products focused on tactical rehearsal and law enforcement de-escalation. Additional information about Operator can be found at www.operatorsimulation.com  

As part of the launch, Operator will be promoting the training solution at the I/ITSEC 2022 Exhibition in Orlando Florida, taking place November 28th – December 2nd. Additional information about the event can be found at https://www.iitsec.org/.

The training system will allow end users to simulate a wide variety of scenarios with customised drone threats, drone types, and locations in virtual reality, integrating into DroneShield’s counterdrone weapons.

A video showing some of the highlights of the XR-based counter-UAS solutions can be seen here

DroneShield CEO, Oleg Vornik, commented: “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. As the global leader in the C-UAS sector, DroneShield is well placed to provide the training.”

“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.”

Operator CEO, Wayne Jones, added: “Today’s battlefield is evolving quickly making it difficult for front line defenders to be prepared for all situations. 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 C-UAS market leader, DroneShield.”