Osprey Faces Electronic Warfare Test

The CV-22 Osprey is now being tested to determine how well its various electronic warfare components work together and what tactics will work in simulated threat environments. The 412th Test Wing Electronic Warfare Group at Edwards AFB, Calif., has developed the Electronic Warfare Integrated Assessment plan, which will feature up to 15 hours of flight testing at two ranges, where the CV-22 aircrew will fly various maneuvers, using chaff, radar warning receiver threat cueing, electronic countermeasures, and low altitude terrain clutter to thwart a simulated threat.