Electronic Warfare Simulators


Leonardo DRS Electronic Warfare (EW) Simulators range in size and complexity from hand held, low cost/low fidelity radar warning receiver (RWR) stimulators to full effective radiated power (ERP) 5th gen digital threats.  The product line is almost fully exportable, and can be configured or modified to meet specific customer training and operational test & evaluation (OT&E) requirements.

  • Full Power
  • Training Realism
  • Positive Aircrew Training

Custom Solutions

MTESLeonardo DRS’ custom solutions improve aviator Electronic Warfare training skills by enhancing training realism through the development of unmanned threat emitters.

Our experience includes providing hardware, software, firmware, manufacturing, refinement, fabrication, testing, range installation and data associated with programs of record. Mobile Threat Emitter System (MoTES), Multiband Threat Emitter System (MTES), Electronic Warfare Instrumented Training Range (EWITR) are just a few examples of the customer specific threats Leonardo DRS has provided over the years. Leonardo has a strong core EW threat simulator capability, and can provide legacy and double digit threats that meet specific user requirements.

Unmanned Threat Emitter (UMTE)

UMTEUnmanned Threat Emitter (UMTE) is the true core of our product offerings, with systems currently fielded worldwide. UMTE can be configured as a legacy threat or as a modern / 5th gen EW threat. Extremely mobile, it has been mounted on large trailers, small trailers, HMMVs, and trucks. Depending on configuration it can be relocated and operating within 30 minutes allowing for extreme flexibility on the training range.

Sunrise / New Dawn

Sunrise / New DawnThe Leonardo DRS Sunrise / New Dawn Electronic Warfare (EW) threat simulator is an advanced high fidelity simulator ensuring effective aircrew training against potential adversaries around the world that continue to develop advanced technologies to defeat modern aircraft.

JDEWRThe Joint Deployable Electronic Warfare Range (JDEWR) is a high-mobility full effective radiated power (ERP) Radio Frequency (RF) threat emulator. JDEWR was designed as a ‘rangeless’ threat simulator – meaning that it can be transported anywhere in the world where the Warfighter needs EW training. JDWER can be transported anywhere via a single C17, and seamlessly interfaces with rangeless air combat maneuvering instrumentation (ACMI) systems such as P5 and KITS.

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JMANPADSDRS’ Joint Man-Portable Air Defense System (JMANPADS) is a man-portable, fully integrated lightweight EW trainer for enhancing rotary and fixed wing aircrew combat proficiency while countering today’s lethal IR MANPADS. JMANDPAD’s Ultra-Violet threat signature has been successfully demonstrated in multiple open-air field demonstrations and formal testing against fixed and rotary wing aircraft equipped with a variety of missile warning systems including the AAR-47 and AAR-57.

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Aircraft Survivability Equipment Trainer (ASET)

Aircraft SurvivabilityAircraft Survivability Equipment Trainer (ASET) is a man-in-the-loop full-power (ERP) system with high-fidelity signal representation for tactical training for Army rotary-wing aircrews. While no longer in active production, Leonardo DRS continues to provide critical upgrades and support for the widely fielded system. This system was originally developed to mimic a soviet tactical air defense unit. It is upgradeable to reflect the newest tactical RF surface-to-air missile (SAM) and anti-aircraft artillery (AAA) threats.

Advanced Threat Simulators

Advanced Threat Simulators5th gen fighters and upgraded EW systems on legacy fighters require advanced high fidelity threat simulators to ensure effective aircrew training and combat potential adversaries around the world as they continue to develop advanced technologies to defeat modern aircraft. Leonardo DRS can provide exportable advanced EW threat simulators to meet this growing requirement.