STORM GCS

GA-ASI's Safety Tactical Operational Reliability Maintenance (STORM) Ground Control Station (GCS) significantly improves the Human-machine Interface (HMI), ergonomics, and mission capability for GCS operators.

STORM consists of a GA-ASI legacy Pilot/Payload Operator (PPO) GCS workstation equipped with a Linux PC hardware upgrade. This provides increased processing performance, improved reliability, ease of software coding, and a High-definition (HD) video software architecture backbone.

HMI improvements include HD-integrated touch screen displays, as well as a video switching capability that allows aircrew to move any video source to any screen. A 24-inch display between the pilot and payload operator provides screen space for shared pilot/payload data such as weather, airspace, or any information of interest to both aircrew. Other ergonomic layout improvements include adjustable heated aircrew seats and adjustable rudder pedals.

Safety Tactical Operational Reliability Maintenance (STORM) Ground Control Station (GCS)
Safety Tactical Operational Reliability Maintenance (STORM) Ground Control Station (GCS)

Features/Benefits:

  • PPO workstation equipped with 11 HD displays supports improved data dissemination
  • "Pop out" monitors improve viewing angle for operators
  • Intercom upgraded
  • Upgradeable Hands On Throttle-And-Stick (HOTAS) featuring F-35/F-16 fighter controls
  • Fielded GCS may be retrofitted quickly with STORM
  • STORM cockpit hardware supports Advanced Cockpit GCS software (with open architecture)