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Navigator’s EMARSS-V team train first group of key personnel 



Members of Navigator’s  enhanced Medium Altitude Reconnaissance and Surveillance System-Initial Variant Modification (EMARSS-IVM) New Equipment Training (NET) Team successfully trained the first group of key personnel at Fort Huachuca, Ariz.

The Navigator team conducted the Initial Key Personnel Training (IKPT) for selected aviation and intelligence members from November 7 to December 16, 2016 at the U.S. Intelligence Center of Excellence (USAICoE) at Fort Huachuca.

During this time, the team successfully trained and certified the Army's first MC-12S-2 EMARSS-M (Multi-Intelligence) and MC-12S-3 EMARSS-V (Vehicle and Dismount Exploitation Radar) pilots, payload operators, remote sensor operators and mission managers. The EMARSS-IVM IKPT took place over a six-week period and consisted of four separate courses that provided military and civilian students with the required skills to operate and manage the MC-12S-2/3 aircraft, onboard sensors, and support equipment. 

EMARSS is a manned multi-intelligence aerial intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance  system that provides a persistent capability to detect, locate, classify, identify and track surface targets at day or night in near-all-weather conditions with a high degree of timeliness and accuracy. When fielded, EMARSS will provide direct support to brigade combat teams.

The students were trained to effectively perform their individual roles as an integrated and unified aircrew and mission support teams. The EMARSS-IVM NET Team will conduct the 15th Military Intelligence Battalion (Aerial Exploitation) Unit Training at Fort Huachuca from January 9 through February 24.

Navigator, a subcontractor to Sierra Nevada Corp (SNC) on the EMARSS-V program, provides instructional material and technical manual development, and training delivery.


From left to right: James Burton, instructor pilot; Ben Oliver, operator instructor; SSG Pimentel, mission manager; SFC Luis Lozada and SSG Nathan Hudson, payload operators; John Carr, operator instructor; and Mike Wear, instructor pilot.

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