Training for battle involves preparation using war games, and while they are not games they are essential to the success of our armed forces. For years, pilots would fly training missions through expansive ranges where they would encounter simulated threats from an Unmanned Threat Emitter (UMTE). The threat emitter provides aircrews with simulated threats that react to their maneuvers in real time. Learning to counter these, the pilots gained experience that allowed future mission success. Every day the pilots would fly, and the ground equipment would jam aircraft radar or identify anti-aircraft artillery coming its way. Like any game, in time the pilots knew what and where to expect threats, so the exercises became less challenging.

One day Wenzlau Engineering was asked to help make the exercises more intense by being able to eliminate the predictability of where the threats were located. The Wenzlau Engineering design team developed a solution that packaged the complete system on single high mobility truck. The robust and rugged vehicle could drive off road and hide anywhere. The platform we created allows for stability to support the antenna’s tracking of high speed targets. Because of this, the systems are now nimble, accurate and reliable. With the element of surprise now available, training exercises can be crafted to challenge the pilot to extreme levels. Now everyday our combat aircrews sharpen their expertise to defeat or avoid Integrated Air Defense Systems (IADS) around the world in a war-like environment… without ever leaving home!

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About Wenzlau Engineering

Wenzlau Engineering, Inc. was established in 1956 to provide engineering solutions for the protection and mobilization of sophisticated electronic systems. We remain focused on our initial mission to provide each customer with a single source for mobile products and services resulting in a solution that is cost effective, quick to market and consistently reliable. Our extensive capabilities allow us to assist our clients throughout a program, including conceptualization, business development, engineering, project management, manufacturing, testing, and after sales support.