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vIITSEC 2020: Northrop Grumman reveals role of JTE in Exercise Joint Warrior
The Joint Threat Emitter (JTE) was deployed to help UK RAF, RN and USMC F-35 aircrew training during Exercise Joint Warrior in October, manufacturer Northrop Grumman announced on 1 December.
The system simulated multiple threats during the UK-hosted exercise on 4-15 October. It also provided electronic range simulation training capabilities and played a ‘key role’ in training F-35B pilots during Joint Warrior, Northrop Grumman added.
‘Warfighters need realistic training and it’s particularly important to the UK, and its allies, as they bring the F-35 Lightning II into service,’ said Andy Horler, director of business development at Northrop Grumman. ‘Our Joint Threat Emitter offers a high level of preparation for aircrews as they train to combat various threats.’
JTE trains combat aircrew to defeat or avoid integrated air defence systems (IADS) in a war-like training environment. According to Shephard Defence Insight, it offers an 'as you fight' training capability with multi-threat training from a single system and a fully integrated IADS C2 emulation, amongst other features.
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