The Air Force's Joint Threat Emitter is considered a critical training element for pilot readiness. This system provides a realistic combat training environment for air crews by emitting a variety of signals to pilots flying overhead that simulate a number of domestic and foreign threats such as heat seeking missiles or radar.

At Tobyhanna Army Depot, personnel conducted a complete overhaul of the system, stripping it to the bare frame for repairs. This includes top to bottom work on the wiring, the computers and the electronics. This process, officials said, is targeted at a year and a half.

Mark Pomerleau is a reporter for C4ISRNET, covering information warfare and cyberspace.

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