KOTA BELUD: The Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF) received a RM6 million prototype of a mobile electronic warfare simulator system, the first of its kind in the country, here today.
The system, called Mobile Radar Threat Emitter Simulator (MRTES), will be used in electronic warfare training for pilots, especially of fighter planes.
Electronic warfare is a war system that degrades the effectiveness of enemy radar and radio systems by using radar jamming and deception methods.
RMAF chief Gen Affendi Bujang received the prototype from Syed Mohamad Jamil, representative of the company which made the system, Syarikat Ikramatic Systems Sdn Bhd, during a ceremony on the sidelines of an air force exercise here.
“The MRTES is another important asset that will increase RMAF’s capability to defend our airspace,” Affendi told reporters after the handover ceremony.
According to Affendi, the system was also the pride of the country as it was fully developed by a local company using local resources.
“MRTES is the first of its kind in Malaysia and was designed and developed fully by local engineers,” he said.
“MRTES took three years to develop, and has passed our tests.
“We expect to receive more of the simulators, which will be cheaper and equipped with additional systems in the future.”
Earlier, Affendi witnessed the Paradrop Deepstrike Insertion and Extraction Exercise or Paradise at the RMAF’s air range here.
More than 500 personnel and 30 aircraft took part in the exercise which showcased RMAF’s capability to carry out special forces troops air infiltration and extraction, as well as precision laser-guided air-to-ground missile strikes on stationary targets at the range.