Electronic Warfare Simulation and Training

Phoenix Air “special missions” aircraft are equipped with internal and external state-of-the-art electronic jamming equipment – optimized for modern Pulse Doppler Fire Control systems. All Phoenix Air EW systems have multiple noise and deception techniques. The company has superior logistics support with ample spares capability to meet all mission requirements anywhere in the world.

Phoenix Air flight crews have extensive training in threat simulation and electronic attack flight profiles. All pilots are formation flying qualified, low-level flight qualified, and proficient in bomber/fighter tactics.

Phoenix Air has over 30-years of experience and more than 400,000 flight hours in support of military training and research and development requirements. Phoenix Air’s audited mission success rate is 99% including all overseas operations.

Electronic Warfare Aircraft for Training (EWAT)

Phoenix Air received superior performance ratings during a highly successful 10-year U.S. Navy contract (1999 to 2009) under which the company provided sophisticated electronic warfare services to the U.S. Navy under the Navy’s Commercial Aircraft Electronic Combat Services Program (CAECSP). This high level of performance was recognized with the Navy awarding Phoenix Air a new multi-year contract for an upgraded aircraft designated as Electronic Warfare Aircraft for Training (EWAT) program.

EWAT—the follow-on program to CAECSP—is a U.S. Navy contract for two airborne high-power radar jamming aircraft. Phoenix Air won this competitively bid contract by offering two highly-modified Gulfstream G-I aircraft with flight crew, sensor operators, special missions equipment and maintenance.  The contract calls for high-power “A” thru “J” band radar jamming and wide-band communications jamming. These dedicated aircraft are capable of more than five-hours airbone on station while training airborne and shipboard fleet units to maintain EW combat superiority.  This is achieved by using tactical procedures and concepts, and measuring and evaluating the results in support of U.S. Navy, Joint Force and NATO militaries worldwide.

Outfitted with the latest suites of avionics and navigation equipment, the two EWAT aircraft are capable of providing radar and communications jamming using client-selectable radar systems. Each EWAT aircraft has the following capabilities:

  • Stand-Off Jamming
  • Electronic Attack Counter Targeting Record & Playback capable
  • Unit Level Electronic Attack
  • Unit Level Communications Jamming
  • Electronic Surveillance and Chaff Pod Support

EWAT Operator Systems

  • Commercial Off-the-Shelf Hardware
  • Windows NT Based Software
  • Lab Windows Virtual Instrument Panel (VIP)
  • Automatic and Manual ES/EA Control
  • FalconView Moving Map Overlay

EWAT Radar Jamming

  • 4 High Power Radar Jamming Subsystems
  • Received Signal Coverage between 0.8 GHz and 18.0 GHz
  • Independently Steerable Antennas with 360-degree Coverage
  • 25 to 40 KW Electrical ERP Output
  • ULQ-21 Techniques Generator Covering “C” thru “J” Bands
  • Noise, Repeater and DRFM Jamming Modes

EWAT Communications Jamming

  • MD-1203 Tone Modulator Provides Additional Jamming Techniques
  • MD-1203 Interface with HF Radios and USQ-113 Communications Jammer

EWAT Pod Carriage

  • 2 each External Centerline Hardpoints
  • Hardpoints 2,000 lbs. Carrying Capability
  • Wired for 2 each AST-6 Simulator Pods
  • Wired for 2 each ALQ-167 Radar Jamming Pods
  • Wired for 2 each ALE-43 Chaff Pods