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Tiger, Apache Pilots Complete Electronic Warfare Training Exercise

electronic warfarePilots of the Tiger and Apache helicopters have completed a four-day joint training exercise on electronic warfare detection and evasion strategies at Heeresflugplatz Fritzlar, Germany.

Soldiers from the Kurhessen, 1st Battalion, 3rd Aviation Regiment, 12th Combat Aviation Brigade and JagerBattalion 291 conducted the helicopter training exercise between May 27 and May 20 to refine existing techniques against threats, the Army said Monday.

The pilots kicked off the first day with a screening mission and a forward passage of lines, an air interdiction during the second day and a vehicle search and destroy mission on the final day.

Bundeswehr soldiers from the 4th Company of JagerBattalion 291 served as the opponents during the exercise called Strong Punch and the 4th Company soldiers used the RASIT radar system fixed to a German Fox transport vehicle as their electronic monitoring tool.

Staff Capt. Thomas Muller and Chief Warrant Officer 2 John Sims conceived the training exercise in 2013 when they trained together with the use of reconnaissance assets from JagerBattalion 291.

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