MACE and SIGINT (Signals Intelligence)
MACE-EW includes a variety of electronic warfare oriented displays for training such skillsets as threat reaction, signal identification, direction finding, supression of enemy air defenses (SEAD) and self-protect jamming. Users can define their own beam, scan and pulse patterns for all RADAR systems simulated within the MACE battlespace. Both RF and PRI agility are supported, and user-definable. In addition, MACE can generate emitter audio on-the-fly, from processed pulses received from incoming DIS emissions packets. Both wideband (Crystal Video) receivers such as those typically used for Radar Warning Receivers (RWR) and super-heterodyne receivers such as those typically found on panoramic receivers are simulated and capable of generating emitter audio. MACE includes a simulated RWR and two simulated panoramic receivers (one digital and one analog type pan scope).
Electronic Warfare Officer (EWO) Training Suite
MACE can be configured as a stand-alone EWO training suite for part-task training, or can be used as an EWO "role player" station in your DIS-based distributed simulation. MACE will send DIS emissions PDUs as appropriate when jamming is active, or when a search or track beam is active. MACE includes a HARM targeting panel that supports HARM Flex as well as both pre-briefed and target-of-opportunity shots. Please see this video of an F-16 shooting a HARM at a 2S6, it shows a physics-based HARM flyout. You can also hear the track beam picked up by the RWR.
MACE includes unclassified representations of the following systems:
- ALR-69 RWR
- ALQ-161 Panoramic Receiver / Self Protect Jammer (digital type pan scope)
- ALR-20 Panoramic Receiver (with analysis trace, analog type pan scope)
- Direction Finding (DF) scope (can DF signals received from ALR-20 or ALQ-161)
- ALE-40 Countermeasures Dispensing System (CMDS)
--- fully programmable chaff/flare programs (burst and salvo)
--- can be programmed to dispense via a USB HOTAS, such as a Thrustmaster Warthog
- ALE-50 Towed Decoy
- USQ-113 Communications Jamming System (CJS)
- HARM Targeting Panel