Ultra to Provide Tactical Data Link Trainers to United States National Guard Bureau

Ultra wins Joint Interface Control Cell (JICC) Extended Trainer (JET) contract for delivery of advanced trainers to support National Guard Warfighter objectives

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Washington. The National Guard procured three JET Systems to meet the unique training, test and evaluation needs of their Air National Guard. One of the Guard’s missions is to provide tactical data link enabled situational awareness and command and control to a variety of on-going operations around the world.

JET enables the warfighter, concurrent with live operations, to set up and constructively manage simulated data links that include fixed and mobile sites, all warfighting domains, and the complete suite of simulated hostile and friendly battlespace entities.

It is unique in the training and simulation world, delivering the ability to train warfighters throughout the arc of the JICC team’s broad area of responsibility: planning, Link 16 radio emulation, tactical data link execution, link monitoring and after-action review. JET is a complete tactical data link and command and control suite for training in a Live, Virtual and Constructive (LVC) environment, simulating the breadth of the operational battlespace in a single system.

Providing Best-of-Breed capabilities to the JET system, Ultra worked with Plexsys Interface Products, Inc, and Parsons Corporation to provide the warfighter the unprecedented ability to plan, test and train on complex tasks, leveraging a realistic LVC environment, all in a lightweight and portable system.

Tim Stanley, President of Ultra ATS, commented: “Ultra Electronics is pleased that the JET System provides valuable support to the work of the Air National Guard. The JET System’s unprecedented LVC test, train and evaluation capability will help data link operators to ensure the network connectivity that keep all warfighters safe and effective during live operations. This effort is another example of our mission to ‘Innovate today for a safer tomorrow.”

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