Business

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.




All of this week's top headlines to your email every Friday.


 
 

 

Headlines October 1, 2014

Veterans: Substantial VA staff will face discipline - A substantial number of VA employees will face punishment for the veterans treatment scandal, the new national commander of the American Legion predicted Sept. 30, indicating that the slow pace of discipline has more to do with the hoops the department must jump through than it does a...
 
 

News Briefs October 1, 2014

Egypt president gives army control of arms imports The Egyptian president has amended a law, giving the country’s army control over weapons and ammunition imports. The Sept. 30 statement from the presidency says Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi changed articles stipulating that a permit for weapons’ imports has to be granted by the Interior Ministry, which is in...
 
 
atk-test

ATK successfully tests Orion launch abort motor igniter

NASA and ATK successfully completed a static test of the launch abort motor igniter for the Orion crew capsule’s Launch Abort System. Conducted at ATK’s facility in Promontory, Utah, this test is the next step towa...
 

 
uav-coalition

Small UAV coalition launched to advance commercial use of unmanned aerial vehicles

Leading technology companies Oct. 1 formally announced the formation of the Small UAV Coalition to help pave the way for commercial, philanthropic, and civil use of small unmanned aerial vehicles in the United States and abroad...
 
 
Navy photograph

NAWCWD manned for unmanned systems

Navy photograph A rail launch is performed during Integrator unmanned aerial vehicle testing at Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division China Lake, Calif. Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division scientists, engineers, techn...
 
 
NASA photograph by Ken Ulbrich

NASA employees go ‘above and beyond’

Courtesy photograph NASA Chief Scientist Albion Bowers, Christopher Miller and Nelson Brown receive the Exception Engineering Achievement Medal at Armstrong Research Center, Edwards Air Force Base, Calif. The prestigious award ...
 




0 Comments


Be the first to comment!


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>