By Capt. Alexander Urosevich (SMDC G-3 TREX)June 16, 2014
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- The U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command recently demonstrated Army Space Training Strategy, or ASTS, space kits to personnel from U.S. Army Africa, or USARAF.
The command's G-3 Training Readiness Exercise Division, or TREX. worked with AFRICOM personnel May 6-7 while they worked to employ the kits in support of operational, exercise and training requirements in the AFRICOM area of responsibility.
G-3 TREX provided demonstrations of ASTS space kits 1, 2, and 3 during the visit to support discussions on the ASTS and facilitate demonstrations of normal, enhanced, and contested space environments.
Demonstrations with the three kits included: space tablets (with accompanying space education and applications), space-enabled friendly-force tracking equipment, and a contested space environment simulator to emulate GPS jamming. Additionally, G-3 TREX demonstrated two space-enabled situational awareness tools that leverage a wide array of sensor payloads to provide Warfighters with increased situational awareness in austere environments.
The USARAF team, no stranger to ASTS, leveraged enhanced space concepts from Space Kit 2 to support a joint exercise in U.S. Africa Command earlier this year. The success of the enhanced space support to the joint exercise, as well as demonstrations received during USARAF's latest visit to Colorado Springs, further the successes of ASTS initiatives and implementation efforts.
G-3 TREX continues to stay integrated with, and ready to support, USARAF operational, exercise and training requirements.
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