To address an evolving technological threat, DroneShield and xReality Group (XRG) subsidiary Operator, are teaming up to provide Extended Reality Counter-UAS training solutions.

What is Extended Reality?

Extended reality (XR) is an over-arching term that encompasses any sort of technology that alters reality by adding digital elements to the physical or real-world environment.  XR includes Virtual Reality (VR), Mixed Reality (MR), Augmented Reality (AR), and any other technology situated at any point of the virtuality continuum.

DroneShield X Operator Counter-UAS Training System
Screenshot from DroneShield’s X Operator Counter-UAS Training System

A further explanation of each term is included for reference:

  • Augmented reality (AR): a view of the real world—physical world—with an overlay of digital elements.
  • Mixed Reality (MR): a view of the real world—physical world—with an overlay of digital elements where physical and digital elements can interact.
  • Virtual reality (VR): a fully-immersive digital environment.
  • Extended reality (XR): an umbrella term that covers all these different technologies, including AR, MR, and VR.

xOperator Extended Reality Counter-UAS Training

The xOperator VR Counter-UAS Training by Operator and DroneShield provides an immersive environment in which to train Counter-UAS tactics, techniques and procedures (TTPs) in an immersive, virtual environment.

The Operator TS OP-1 VR training system is integrated with DroneShield’s DroneGun. This integration allows operators to conduct realistic training in a variety of scenarios with customized drone threats, drone types, and locations in virtual reality.

The After Action Review module allows operators and trainers to replay the Counter-UAS training from start to finish, using multiple camera angles. This additional module provides an additional training and feedback opportunity to improve operational performance.

DroneShield and XRG

DroneShield provides detection and countermeasure products for a wide variety of sectors that includes critical infrastructure, defense, government, and military.  Their solutions can be used against a wide variety of threats, to include unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), unmanned ground vehicles (UGVs), unmanned surface vehicles (USVs), and unmanned underwater vehicles (UUVs)

Operator is a high-end technology company, with deep expertise in simulation and advanced technology platforms, coupled with decades of lived front-line military experience.  The company provides a key training capability for agencies to adapt to tomorrow’s quickly-evolving challenges.

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