Training experts from Inzpire Limited’s collective training division have recently supported the HMS Queen Elizabeth Task Group with Carrier Strike Training through the provision of an independent white force on Exercise JOINT WARRIOR.
Exercise JOINT WARRIOR saw the first F-35B Lightning II operational training missions launched from, and recovered to, a British carrier at sea.
Inzpire’s experts also used their extensive white force experience to assist the QinetiQ Group with the development of an appropriate exercise management system for the Exercise.
Inzpire were critical in the design, planning and delivery of all F-35B Lightning II elements of the Exercise and created detailed sortie profiles to challenge the embarked aircraft across a variety of mission sets.
The preparatory work for this involved developing mission flows for the Red Air participants, the integration of dispersed ground based electronic warfare assets and the need to meet wider CSG Collective Training Objectives.
Throughout the planning, Inzpire SMEs worked closely with Joint Tactical Exercise Planning Staff (JTEPS) to ensure that these tactical missions were coherent with the overall operational level scenario, and that any changes could be incorporated dynamically as exercise events unfolded.
During the Exercise, Inzpire personnel were embedded with the JTEPS Exercise Control staff at HMNB Clyde to fulfil higher command, control and liaison functions, and assist the role players with specialist input. A second team of Inzpire staff operated from RAF Scampton to support the mission planning, execution and debrief of 2 major missions per day for the whole exercise period and subsequently designed and delivered comprehensive post-mission debriefs.
Richard Tattersall, Inzpire’s head of collective training, said: “Inzpire is extremely proud to have been chosen to provide White Force support to Ex JOINT WARRIOR 20-2. Working alongside 617 Squadron and VMFA-211 Service personnel has allowed us to contribute meaningfully to the development of a key national programme, and understand better how to employ 5th Generation capabilities in live and synthetic training environments.”
Exercise JOINT WARROR is part of a series of increasingly complex training serials that are designed to test all aspects of operating an aircraft carrier in a wider, multinational construct. Successful completion of this training programme will lead to the endorsed certification of HMS QUEEN ELIZABETH in April/May 2021, ahead of her first operational deployment.
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