In a milestone this month, a drone flying over the National Center for Medical Readiness in Fairborn was paired with a search and rescue crew on the ground and virtual simulations of other players, such as aircraft, in an exercise scenario. The activity is known as live virtual constructive. Participants were engaged in two locations in the Dayton region and one in Israel, those involved said.
It may have been the first time a civil operator led an LVC exercise of this kind, Norris said.
“This leap makes a big difference because then nobody is taking risks and the cost would usually drop,” said Roy Peshin, Simlat chief technology officer.