Our Vehicle Control Station (VCS) software is a fully integrated command, control, and information system designed for operating and monitoring unmanned vehicle systems. In operation around the world, VCS is used for controlling Unmanned Aircraft Vehicles (UAVs), Unmanned Ground Vehicles (UGVs), high-speed air and sea target-drones, and loitering munitions in a variety of roles. VCS supports the operation of multiple vehicles, sensors, payloads, data links, and other subsystems from as little as one operator workstation.
Commonly integrated to UAVs, VCS provides increased levels of autonomy by automatically managing all basic piloting tasks. Operators enjoy real-time control and monitoring capabilities through an intuitive point-and-click user-interface requiring only a keyboard and mouse. Years of R&D have led us to design a product tailored to operators with or without piloting experience. The automation of flight tasks allows operators to focus on their main objective: the mission.
VCS is built on an open architecture framework and is hardware and operating system agnostic. It supports NATO STANAG 4586 and a multitude of other military and industry standards. A vehicle integration and development kit provides all the tools necessary for our customers to integrate VCS to their unique unmanned vehicle systems.
VCS-4586 is configured to operate effectively on a variety of PC-based hardware configurations. Supported operating systems include Linux, Solaris (SPARC hardware only).
All of our software packages, licenses, and documentation are delivered electronically through our secure customer portal. Once all required legal documentation and accounting related matters are processed, unique login credentials are provided along with the URL to the customer portal. A hard-copy can also be provided.
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