Department of Defense Services
Give your ship or squadron personnel the best training against airborne threats. L-3 Flight international has provided the U.S. Navy with realistic threat simulation, AIC training, tracking exercises, and targets for surface and air firing for more than 25 years.
Each of our Learjets is capable of high subsonic speeds and is specially modified to carry threat emulators and EW equipment to provide realistic threat simulation. Crews are prior military with backgrounds in the TacAir communities of the U.S. Navy and Air Force. Each is well versed in current tactics and capabilities.
A typical fighter profile is flown at 21,000 to 33,000 feet at .6 to .79 Mach. Our Learjets can remain on station for 1.5 to 2.5 hours. Multi-ship flights can present a variety of tactical formations as either a single group or multiple groups in range, echelon, or azimuth. The groups can maneuver to change the presentation or create tactical challenges for the air controller such as beams, drags, offsets, pincers, double pincers, or other maneuvers as requested by the customer.
Threat simulation and jamming for tracking exercises are provided with AST-6, ALQ-167, and TACTS pods.
Banner and IR targets for air-to-air exercises are flown in circular, squirrel cage, butterfly, and tactical intercept to circular patterns. Banner profiles are from 10,000 to 14,000 feet altitude, 200 to 240 KIAS.
Numerous types of surface-to-air targets are towed from the MTR-101 pod at 200 to 3,000 foot altitudes, with beam and quarter runs. For ships not at sea, Air Controller Proficiency / Training may be accomplished from shore radar facilities.