Basic Electronic Warfare Training Goes Airborne

Air Education and Training Command has incorporated electronic warfare training into the airborne portion of its undergraduate combat systems officer training, according to a release. A T-1 aircraft modified for electronic warfare took to the skies at NAS Pensacola, Fla., on June 4, symbolizing this new era of training, states the 12th Flying Training Wing’s June 5 release. “Incorporating a formalized, airborne electronic warfare training platform is a first for flying training at the undergraduate CSO level,” said Lt. Col. Timothy Moser, 451st Flying Training Squadron commander. Previously, students received the EW portion of combat systems officer training “only in a simulator with basic flying skills taught in the aircraft,” states the release. “The electronic warfare skills are now integrated into the flying where the concepts initially taught exclusively in the simulator are reinforced airborne,” states the release. (Pensacola report by Capt. Ashley Walker)