Israeli company, Simlat Ltd., is a leading provider of next generation software training solutions for Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) and for Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR). Simlat’s turnkey solutions enable training for any platform, payload and mission, in various configurations supporting commercial, civil, or military training applications. Simlat’s simulation tools are available as a stand-alone or integrated into autopilots, control stations, and exploitation software.
Here, at the intersection of advanced manufacturing and technology, the initial collaboration between Sinclair Community College and Simlat Ltd. through an economic development trade mission to Israel in 2008 was facilitated by Montgomery County Community and Economic Development services. With the assistance of DRITA, Simlat Ltd. and Sinclair Community College have built an international collaboration integrating Simlat’s UAS Simulation & Training System into the Sinclair National UAS Training and Certification Center. The 28,000 sq. ft. facility features a unique simulation lab that includes multiple student and instructor stations offering customized scenarios, performance assessments, training and research capabilities, and commercial applications such as simulation tools and training for first responders. The training center allows students enrolled in the UAS Program to gain experience in new UAS technology fields in a hands-on environment that mimics real-world scenarios. This opportunity will increase the capabilities of Sinclair’s students and provide more highly skilled workers to companies in the emerging growth market of UAS.
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SPEED TO MARKET: Through DRITA, Sinclair Community College provided the location and access to the growing commercial UAS market utilizing existing facilities and infrastructure which allowed Simlat to enter the U.S. market and quickly establish necessary business relationships.
REDUCED RISK: Market understanding and access were critical criteria for Simlat as the company searched for a location and technology partner in the U.S. Having Sinclair Community College and local government relationships gave them established and connected regional partners in the United States and confidence to move forward.
LOWER COSTS: Sinclair Community College, Montgomery County, and Simlat Ltd. developed a funding partnership model that maximized their existing assets and investments to bring Simlat’s unique UAS technology solutions to Sinclair Community College, Montgomery County, and the Dayton Region.