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November 22, 2013

Northrop Grumman selected for Air Force’s Joint Threat Emitter follow-on production program

Northrop Grumman has been awarded a $219 million contract by the U.S. Air Force for the Joint Threat Emitter Follow-On Production program.

The contract includes a $44 million initial award that includes foreign military sales. Under the terms of the program, Northrop Grumman will produce, test and deliver JTE first article production units. The company will be delivering two variants of the threat emitter unit – the standard TEU and the wide band version – as well as mobile command and control units and fixed command and control units.

“The JTE provides the best electronic warfare simulation capability available today,” said Joe Downie, site director of Northrop Grumman’s Buffalo-based Amherst Systems business unit. “We are looking forward to continuing our work with the U.S. Air Force to provide our warfighters with this premier training capability.”

JTE is a mobile air defense electronic warfare threat simulator that provides high-fidelity replication of surface-to-air missiles and anti-aircraft artillery threats for aircrew training. It is a robust and ruggedized system that is easily relocatable, reactive to aircrew/aircraft for fast-jet, fixed-wing and rotary-wing defensive measures, and which can be rapidly reprogrammed with new threat parameters. Northrop Grumman’s existing JTE is the current Air Force program of record with 18 systems fielded. The new systems will be fully backward- and forward-compatible with all fielded systems and will allow for seamless interoperability of all existing and new elements.

JTE offers realistic warfighter training and provides a modern, reactive battlespace environment that is designed to train military personnel to identify and effectively counter enemy missile and artillery threats. It is a full-power, multi-threat, high-fidelity electronic warfare simulator with realistic effective radiated power levels that has the capability to simultaneously simulate different types of threats in the surface-to-air missile family, including those categorized as single-digit and double-digit threats. The JTE accurately trains combat aircrews to defeat or avoid integrated air defense systems around the world in a war-like training environment.




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