Inzpire’s electronic warfare experts have successfully delivered an eight-day-long tactical land electronic warfare (EW) course to defence personnel from Belgium.
The student cohort – which included personnel from a number of specialisms – included individuals from Sergeant to Captain ranks.
Working in collaboration with land and EW experts from Belgian defence, Inzpire designed a customer-focused course which would enable the students to enhance their technical understanding in order to generate an operational capability to meet emerging tactical requirements in the rapidly evolving land EW domain.
The course – which was designed to meet unique customer learning objectives – covered topics including the radio frequency environment, antennas, modulation and demodulation, and communications networks, all tied up with experience learned from operational context.
Delivered in a face-to-face classroom setting to encourage engagement, idea exchange and feedback, the course also made extensive use of MATLAB simulations to demonstrate deep technical performance analysis without having to draw on advanced mathematics. Topics which were explored using MATLAB simulations included: signal spectra; modern antenna performance; digital signal processing receive chains; modulation, and encryption techniques.
To ensure the course delivered a well-rounded approach to both theoretical and practical learning, communications equipment providers also supported the training, with students receiving practical original equipment manufacturer instruction on tools enabling very high frequency (VHF) and ultra-high frequency (UHF) interception, direction finding, and demodulation to enable tactical communications intelligence and analysis.
Rich Dalby, who works as a cyber and electromagnetic activities expert within Inzpire’s Technical and Strategic Services Operational Business Unit said: “This was the first time our Electronic Warfare Technology and Training team has worked with the Belgian forces.
“It was highly a successful course, with excellent student participation. We look forward to expanding on this in the future”.
This latest course delivery adds to the list of UK and international personnel who have benefited from Inzpire’s land EW expertise. Previous customers include 14 Signals Regiment UK Army, who received similar tactical land EW capability development training in 2022. The company’s Electronic Warfare Technology and Training team – part of the Technical and Strategic Services Operational Business Unit – have delivered both unique and commercial-off-the-shelf air and land EW training to a range of customers from both the UK and internationally.
Inzpire’s Technical and Strategic Services Operational Business Unit
Inzpire’s Technical and Strategic Services Operational Business Unit is embedded within UK service commands, delivery teams and MoD headquarters. They provide continuity, experience and technical knowledge to support military output. Their expertise includes equipment capability development and assessment; integrated test, evaluation and acceptance plans; mission data; electronic warfare; and concept development.
Inzpire’s Electronic Warfare Technology and Training Division
With over 100 years combined ‘in-uniform’ military experience, Inzpire’s electronic warfare technology and training experts are educated to Master’s degree level in subjects including: aero systems engineering, microwave engineering, and optoelectronics and aerospace operations and tactics. The division designs and delivers training and provides EW and training consultancy for organisations and nations wishing to establish their own academies and learning institutions.
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