Lockheed Martin Launches Unmanned Vehicle Control Software To Control Multiple UAV Types

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Lockheed Martin Launches Unmanned Vehicle Control Software To Control Multiple UAV Types
Lockheed Martin Launches Unmanned Vehicle Control Software To Control Multiple UAV Types

Lockheed Martin will unveil VCSi – commercial software that enables operators to simultaneously control dozens of unmanned vehicles and conduct information, surveillance and reconaissance missions – during the Unmanned Systems Exhibition and Conference in Abu Dhabi this month.

"VCSi is a safe and reliable software platform that can be adapted to any vehicle – from one you can hold in your hand, to a 50,000-pound machine; from a vehicle that flies for a few minutes, to a vehicle that flies for months at a time," said John Molberg, business development manager, Lockheed Martin CDL Systems. "The user can integrate as many vehicles as required to complete their missions, including boats, quadcopters, fixed-wing aircraft or even high-altitude pseudo satellites. Across commercial or military missions, VCSi is adaptable to the challenge and further extends the power of the human-machine team."

VCSi's major enhancements include a multi-vehicle to control interfaces to allow for true 1:n control of dissimilar vehicles anywhere on earth; intuitive: Lockheed Martin further advanced its fly-by-mouse interface to enable easier training and reduce operator/analyst task loads, affordable: Priced competitively with all unmanned systems in mind, customers can buy essential modules for their mission set; and modular: Offers a robust plug-in architecture, which allows for custom content to be added by the user or selected from pre-existing modules.

VCSi is designed around the NATO Standardization Agreement known as STANAG 4586, which supports unmanned vehicle interoperability. Customers can build attachments or plug-ins beyond 4586 to customize the VCSi software, which also supports multiple languages and non-Latin scripts. VCSi provides advanced 3D visualization of vehicles and airspace, and it is at the forefront of integration into unmanned traffic management systems. 

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