Joint Effects Targeting System (JETS) Target Location Designation System (TLDS)
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DESCRIPTION

The Joint Effects Targeting System (JETS) Target Location Designation System (TLDS) is an Army-led, joint-interest program with the Air Force and Marine Corps to develop and field a one-man-portable, handheld capability to rapidly acquire, precisely locate and accurately engage targets with precision-guided munitions, and improve the effectiveness of engagement with unguided munitions.

BENEFIT TO THE SOLDIER

JETS addresses a high-priority capability gap for a lightweight, highly accurate targeting system that allows a single Soldier to engage targets with precision munitions (e.g., Joint Direct Attack Munition, Excalibur and laser-guided weapons) and provide the warfighter with crucial digital connectivity to request and control indirect fires and close air support from all joint assets. JETS allows small units supported by Army forward observers or Joint Tactical Area Communications Systems to have access to precision targeting in all operational environments.

SPECIFICATIONS

  • System weight: Handheld target locator module weighs less than 5.5 pounds (threshold) and 3 pounds (objective); system weight less than or equal to 17 pounds
  • Target Location Error: Less than or equal to 10 meters at 2.5 km (threshold) and 5 meters at 5 km (objective)

PROGRAM STATUS

3QFY16: Milestone C
4QFY16: Production Contract Award
2QFY18: Initial Operational Test and Evaluation
4QFY18:

  • Type Classification-Standard
  • Materiel Release

PROJECTED ACTIVITIES

1QFY19: Full Rate Production

Contractors

  • Leonardo DRS (Melbourne, FL)