February 12, 2008
TOBYHANNA ARMY DEPOT, Pa. - About 2,000 square feet of shrink wrap material was used to prepare the AN/MST-T1 (V), S/N C-13 Miniature Multiple Threat Emitter System Mini MUTES for shipment.
The system is being transported to Belle Fourche Electronic Scoring Site in South Dakota, and is expected to arrive Feb. 8.
Employees in the Threat Simulation and Component Repair Branch partnered with 24/7 Innovations to wrap the system in white shrink wrap material to protect it from road salt during travel.
"In the past, systems sent during winter months arrived at their destination covered in road salt," says Jeff O'Neill, branch supervisor. "The workers thought it was a good idea to protect the system from these elements." The branch is part of the Command, Control, and Computer/Avionics Directorate's Range Threat Division.
Mini MUTES is an Electronic Warfare Training System that simulates radar emissions for use in U.S. Air Force aircrew training. Radiation of multiple realistic threat signals, such as those encountered in an integrated air defense system, produce an authentic radio frequency environment that aircrew and aircraft respond to.
Tobyhanna Army Depot is the Defense Department's largest center for the repair, overhaul and fabrication of a wide variety of electronics systems and components, from tactical field radios to the ground terminals for the defense satellite communications network. Tobyhanna's missions support all branches of the Armed Forces.
About 5,500 personnel are employed at Tobyhanna, which is located in the Pocono Mountains of northeastern Pennsylvania.
Tobyhanna Army Depot is part of the U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Life Cycle Management Command. Headquartered at Fort Monmouth, N.J., the command's mission is to research, develop, acquire, field and sustain communications, command, control, computer, intelligence, electronic warfare and sensors capabilities for the Armed Forces.