Military Embedded Systems

Electronic warfare threat simulator deployed in U.K. military exercise


December 02, 2020

Emma Helfrich

Technology Editor

Military Embedded Systems

U.S. Air Force photo.

UNITED KINGDOM. Northrop Grumman Corporation’s Joint Threat Emitter (JTE) was deployed to assist Royal Air Force (RAF), Royal Navy (RN), and U.S. Marine Corps (USMC) F-35B aircrew training as a component of the Exercise Joint Warrior military exercise in Europe.

According to the company, JTE is a mobile air defense electronic warfare threat simulator that is designed to provide a battlespace environment to help train military personnel to identify enemy missile or artillery threats.

During the exercise, officials claim that JTE provided electronic range simulation training capabilities and played a key role in the training of F-35B pilots from the RAF, RN, and USMC.

The Exercise Joint Warrior event aims to bring together all branches of the U.K.’s armed forces combining with NATO and other allied forces, incorporating 58 aircraft and 16 warships from 14 allied nations. According to officials, going head to head against the JTE simulation is a key component of the F-35B aircrews’ training ahead of their deployment as part of the U.K. Carrier Strike Group in 2021.

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