FMV Payload Operators Course
This course is designed to ensure the student is proficient in the operation of the FMV sensor. By the end of the course, students will be able to conduct payload operation including an understanding of EO/IR modes, zoom functionality, image to map comparison and operator stick techniques. They will also understand the benefits of using the equipment and the limitations within the context of their specific mission.
The module content will be dependent on the mission requirement and the availability of specific equipment. We have the flexibility to adapt the course content to include both integrated simulators and live flying should there be availability. Should neither of these options be available, the first phase of the module will be theory only with the second phase dedicated to ‘On The Job’ training and mentoring with our staff embedded within the operational mission.
Students should consider attending ISR Fundamentals and/or IMINT Fundamental alongside this course.
The following objectives have been designed to support the course content:
- Capability overview and terminology
- An introduction to the FMV sensor and associated equipment
- How to get the most out of the capability
- The limitations of Full Motion Imagery (FMV)
- Understanding sensor / platform considerations
- Mission specific characteristics
- Relevant exercises and scenarios
This course is relevant to individuals looking to become proficient in the operation of any FMV Payload.
Andrew 'Mewesy' Mewes
As an instructor Mewesy has accumulated over 1,000 hours on both Jaguar and Tucano. His last flying post was as the Commanding Officer of 72(R) Sqn at 1 FTS, and his final tour was embedded within the UK Special Forces group as the sole fast jet SME.
Mewesy joined 3SDL in 2012 and became our Airborne ISR and Remote Sensing Sector Lead in May 2014.