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The Ministry of digital development wants to establish the production of drone control simulators

22 марта 2023, 08:34
The Government of the Russian Federation received a proposal from the Ministry of digital development to create a fund to support developers of simulators for controlling drones and similar equipment.

According to Forbes with reference to the data of the department, the training of drone operators on simulators is of great practical interest.

The creators of video games can be involved in the implementation of the project.

"It is planned to allocate funds for these projects through a separate fund", - the report says.

As representatives of the gaming industry acknowledged in an interview with Kommersant, they have already been invited to meetings on this issue with one of the deputy prime ministers.

Experts believe that it is easy and inexpensive to develop a simulator game for controlling a drone from a game joystick. However, it will not be possible to gain real control skills on it, since each drone has its own control panel. What the government needs is no longer a game, but rather "software for a narrow circle of consumers".

The development period of an effective simulator for training operators of one real drone can range from 3 to 5 years, experts believe. They believe that the commercial success of simulators can bring the transfer of this industry into an esports discipline, for example, by organizing drone races.