ANDOVER, Mass. – Mercury Systems Inc. in Andover, Mass., is introducing the mPOD rapidly reprogrammable electronic attack flight simulation and training system to help military pilots train use realistic electronic jamming capabilities.
Aviation training expert Tactical Air Support Inc. in Reno, Nev., has overseen three days of flight testing and mission rehearsal that ran beyond visual range tactical intercept training engagements replicating adversary tactics.
F-5 jet fighter aircraft equipped with Mercury's mPOD electronic warfare (EW) training system broke, delayed, and denied opposing fighter radar locks, created several false targets on the opposing fighter radar, and performed other electronic-attack techniques.
To sharpen their combat skills, pilots need to train in mock air-to-air combat with other pilots operating as adversaries. Using mPOD, adversary pilots can emulate enemy jamming techniques to help pilots deal with evolving threats prepare them for real combat.
The Mercury mPOD won a gold-level Military & Aerospace Electronics 2022 Technology Innovators Award last summer for offering substantial military, aerospace, and avionics design solutions.
For more information contact Mercury Systems online at www.mrcy.com.