Survivability Equipment

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CCM's technical expertise and equipment provide threat missile simulations with the capability to collect directed infrared countermeasure data. These assets support critical testing of threat missile countermeasure and counter-countermeasure systems, such as laser warning receivers and radio frequency warning receivers, to keep pace with adversary advances. CCM's various test support ultimately helps improve the future design and effectiveness of DoD survivability equipment in various contested, open-air environments.


  • Joint Mobile Infrared Countermeasure Test System (JMITS)
  • Multi-Spectral Sea and Land Target Simulator (MSALTS)
  • Radio Frequency High-Power Portable Range Threat Simulator (HPRTS)
  • Radio Frequency Portable Range Threat Simulator (PRTS)
  • Towed Airborne Plume Simulator (TAPS)
  • Lightweight Laser Designator Rangefinder (LLDR) Target Locator Module (TLM)
  • LLDR Laser Designator Module (LDM)
  • Laser Beam Rider Trainer (11C-D)
  • Hughes Laser Designator (HLD)
  • Lica Vector Rangefinder
Capabilities & Instrumentation


JMITS (upper left) & MSALTS (lower right)

The JMITS and MSALTS are self-contained systems providing missile plume simulations. They encompass dual-band infrared and ultraviolet emitters capable of replicating missile plumes. They transmit threat representative ultraviolet and infrared missile plume signatures at missile warning systems to test system response. The systems have infrared radiometers to collect/measure directed infrared countermeasure response characteristics. The simulators also facilitate system control, data acquisition, recording, storage, and analysis. An atmospheric suite is also included for characterizing prevailing atmospheric conditions impacting infrared countermeasure systems and missile simulators.

Radio Frequency HPRTS & PRTS

HPRTS (upper left) and PRTS (lower right)

The HPRTS and PRTS are ruggedized, deployable, ground-based, open-loop radio frequency threat radar simulators. They are designed to provide free-space emulation of threat radar signals and can generate full-threat modulations, including single simulations or simultaneous engagement scenarios. The HPRTS simulates radio frequencies from 4 − 18 gigahertz. The PRTS—a smaller, more compact unit— simulates radio frequencies from 2 − 18 gigahertz. These systems can produce threat-representative effective radiated power. The range of radio frequency simulations makes the HPRTS and PRTS optimal for testing radar warning receivers on targeted aircraft.



The TAPS is towable airborne, fixed-wing body missile plume simulator intended to replicate the infrared temporal characteristics and approximate the spectral and spatial behavior of threat missiles approaching an aircraft. The TAPS presents a dynamic, broad-spectrum (i.e., plume-like), open-air threat in a realistic clutter background environment.

Laser Threats

Laser Threats

CCM possesses an array of laser systems including laser beam rider, designator, and rangefinder threat assets and surrogate systems that test laser warning receiver systems.

CCM Capabilities