Capabilities and solutions

JT4 stands for Joint Test, Tactics, Training and Technology. On the western ranges that we support, we enable testing of weapon systems from initial conceptual and developmental phases all the way through the fielding, upgrade and sustainment of those systems, keeping them viable throughout their lifecycles. We staff and build the ranges where those weapons are tested for lethality and effectiveness. We also support our Warfighters as they develop tactics that maximize their probability of success and survival during combat operations. JT4 develops the range environments that allow our Warfighters to train under operationally relevant and incredibly challenging conditions to hone their combat skills. We do all of these things using cutting-edge technology and techniques.

Our operations

Our greatest strength and asset is our workforce, whose members provide the general and technical skills necessary to operate, maintain and sustain the test and training environments at the J-Tech II ranges across the Western United States. In collaboration with our teammate companies, JT4 provides an expansive list of services to our U.S. Air Force, Space Force and Navy customers. It takes an incredibly diverse and wide range of skill sets to support these activities. Our employees are some of the most talented and skilled professionals in the world in their chosen fields. These are just some of the major capabilities they provide to our Warfighters.

Administrative and Business Operations

Supporting a large and qualified workforce across eight locations requires excellence and expertise in a number of business functions. JT4 is responsible for the organization of people and resources across the enterprise, which involves collaboration not only between typical departments such as human resources, training, quality assurance and finance, but also specialized teams that develop organizational processes that are used to improve our services to our customers. Our administrative duties also include meticulous recordkeeping. As a DoD contractor, we have many contractual deliverables in the form of metrics and reports that must be regularly provided to the government. These very important records track our progress and performance on the J-Tech II Contract and highlight the tremendous value that we bring to the DoD.


JT4 delivers premier cyberspace and telecommunication capabilities to customers across multiple western test ranges directly impacting advanced weapons system development, testing and evaluation. Our telecomm professionals provide technical engineering expertise on the design, development, deployment, sustainment and/or operations of network technologies used to transport voice, data and video in real time for missions across open-air ranges, directly impacting the success of missions and ultimately enhancing the effectiveness of U.S. weapons systems. JT4 network, radio frequency (RF), communications and radio engineers and technicians deliver expertise in cyber systems, radio communications, video conferencing, telephone operations and long-haul communication systems across a complex intra-range framework impacting mission infrastructure and enterprise IT systems. The cyber systems and infrastructure supported by JT4 personnel is the foundation for a realistic and integrated test and training environment ensuring the reliable, high-quality delivery of the voice, data and video services to customers executing missions.

Configuration Management

At JT4, our configuration management (CM) team provides change management support by tracking and controlling all changes to systems and configured items at our multiple locations. Our CM specialists serve in a multifaceted role with duties spanning from identification and control of technical documentation to going out in the field and auditing systems. These activities ensure the days stay interesting and engaging. CM specialists also have the opportunity to work alongside multiple functional area specialists to help improve change processes that prepare, analyze or track technical changes of critical systems and infrastructures. We take pride in ensuring asset information and dependency information is reliable, properly implemented and made available to stakeholders so that life and flight safety decisions can be made accurately in support of the Warfighter.


Cybersecurity at JT4 involves the assessment and authorization process that defines, tracks, and mitigates security risk for DoD Information Technology (IT). Risk Management Framework (RMF) is mandated for all DoD component services. We provide cybersecurity support, with a focus on lifecycle Systems Security Engineering (SSE) within multifaceted Test & Evaluation (T&E), Developmental Test & Evaluation (DT&E), Operational Test & Training Infrastructure (OTTI) and Operational Test & Evaluation (OT&E) environments to accomplish projects, tasks and missions for the U.S. Air Force, Space Force and Navy. JT4’s cybersecurity team consists of highly qualified, experienced and motivated individuals who support a number of critical functions such as maintaining an authority to operate (ATO) for the networks at the ranges we support. This includes identifying required security patches and approved software requirements, as well as providing support for project security plans and procedures. We value the spirit of cooperation, collaboration and teamwork, as this allows for successful implementation of our cyber capabilities, tactics and strategies towards protecting our IT security posture, while defending against cyber attacks.

Data Management

A great deal of effort goes into data governance at JT4. In order to put information to work effectively for the customer, data stewards across the enterprise with essential specialized skills and training are dedicated to the proper total lifecycle data management system. Our data feed mission-critical operations as well as the metrics provided to our customer. This empowers other-end users by laying the groundwork for reports and data analytics. Many elements are included in the practice of data management at JT4, including architecture and design, storage and operations, security (to protect and ensure only authorized users have access), integration and interoperability (to transform information into structured metrics), metadata (to create, collect, organize and manage items) and quality assurance (to ensure overall information integrity). JT4’s data management team oversees deliverables such as training and preventive maintenance inspection records, project test plans, reports and drawings, all while organizing this information in a practical manner that avoids redundancy. They ensure all aspects of the information lifecycle are useful and reliable and make good data management possible for JT4 and our customers.

Development Engineering

Developmental engineering at the ranges JT4 supports is at the heart of how we create solutions to technical problems. It can be associated with any of a variety of technical disciplines that may also apply in combination. Our developmental engineering team consists of computer scientists, field engineers, system administrators, electrical engineers and configuration managers who yield in-house products that are programmed, maintained and troubleshot in a real-time environment. They may develop small, simple solutions that are quickly conceived, designed, tested and delivered, or they may produce a very complex solution that could take months to complete. In either case, JT4 uses a tailored system engineering approach to manage and organize these developments as a means of logically linking design to requirements and capturing the design details, milestones, schedule and costs with a disciplined approach that ensures what we create meets customer requirements on time and on schedule.

Digital Signal Processing

JT4 engineers, field engineers and technicians develop and operate specialized signal processing and conditioning technologies for our DoD customers. Specialists in radio frequency (RF) collection and measurements characterize the electromagnetic spectrum using fixed and mobile signal processing systems and test equipment including spectrum analyzers, RF filters, RF digitizers, tunable receivers, and data processing systems. Our experts use open-air collection and measurement systems to characterize the RF environment across large geographic areas, monitor systems under test (SUT), perform calibrated RF emitter measurements and locate unintended or interfering transmitters. JT4 has developed a suite of specialized signal conditioning devices, which include pulse buffers, analog buffers, voltage interface units and protocol translators, to satisfy our customers’ data requirements. JT4 engineers and technicians develop custom signal processing devices that cover a wide variety of customer needs. They also design custom-printed circuit boards and program Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) systems. JT4 uses these and other signal processing technologies and techniques to satisfy our customers’ test, tactics development and training goals.

Electronic Warfare

Electronic Warfare (EW) is the ability to use the electromagnetic spectrum while denying the same usage to adversaries. Modern EW extends the notion from the electromagnetic spectrum into cyberspace, as well. JT4 engineers, field engineers and technicians work diligently to test new EW capabilities for the military through operations of our range environments. We provide operations, maintenance and engineering support for a variety of current and emerging threat systems including acquisition radar systems and missile systems. We also provide Warfighter training by presenting the most realistic environments possible for operations. JT4 provides this training using high-fidelity systems with the full electronic attack (EA) and electronic protection (EP) features, which challenge our Warfighters’ training regimens.

Flight Test Engineering

Flight test engineering across the JT4 enterprise involves a disciplined approach to preparing for and conducting flight tests that focus on achieving technical test objectives while considering and balancing safety implications and alternatives. Fundamentally, it addresses and integrates the many elements that make up a test. This support includes gathering telemetry data of multiple aircraft to ground stations, converting the data to be transportable via networks and microwaves, providing in-flight video and distribution, allowing radio communication between aircraft and ground personnel, using a precision impact range area (PIRA) for targeting resources during flights, scheduling assets and validating/processing data in mission control rooms for a finalized product. It takes a group of talented system administrators, computer system analysts, computer scientists, computer programmers, engineering technicians, field engineers, mechanical technicians and project leads to accomplish these tasks.

Information Technology

JT4 information technology (IT) professionals design, purchase, deploy, test and sustain a complex configuration of enterprise-level IT systems that record, analyze, document and display test data from range systems that enhance the customer’s ability to plan, execute and analyze missions. We draw expertise from a number of IT disciplines including system administration, programming, software development, database administration, computer science, communication security and information assurance. Our IT enterprise experts deploy and maintain Next Generation Virtual Desktop Infrastructures, exchange services, storage solutions, network firewall systems and oracle database systems. The IT infrastructure hosts specialized enterprise applications used to manage all aspects of mission planning and execution. Multi-level security controls are interwoven into the systems to support concurrent operations across multiple security caveats and controls. The mission systems and associated applications host a vast array of products and tools supporting mission control, data collection and data analysis. The success of the mission is dependent on the reliability, quality and throughput of the mission support requirements.


Our customers develop, test and train with the world’s finest ground, sea, air, space and cyber systems. Accurate, timely and reliable data are required to validate test results, optimize tactics, and ensure our customers are supremely trained, so that we maintain a combat edge over potential adversaries. JT4 engineers, computer scientists and electronic technicians develop and operate instrumentation systems that collect electronic signals from customer test and training assets and produce data used by our customers to make important decisions. To ensure operators performing test and training missions are not burdened with data collection requirements, JT4 develops instrumentation systems that boot into an operational mode upon power-up, then collect electronic signals and deliver data without further intervention. Test system operators also use instrumentation to perform calibrations and diagnostics using custom interfaces that accurately guide them through procedures. Embedded software developed by JT4 computer scientists and engineers aggregates instrumentation data elements into logical, time-ordered data records, and provides outputs in standard formats that can be processed by analytical tools. High-quality instrumentation data are the foundation for high-quality acquisition decisions, tactics development and training regimens.


The JT4 Logistics team provides highly accurate and comprehensive receiving, storage and distribution services for our customers. Our skilled experts manage the inventory, storage and distribution of customer assets. In addition, we maintain distribution metrics to ensure responsiveness, reliability, visibility and efficiency/cost. Our property management includes government-provided assets. JT4’s Government Property Management System meets Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) 45 requirements for asset management. The JT4 property management system provides cradle-to-grave accounting of government property to include demand forecasting, acquisitions, receiving, identification and cataloguing, shipping, utilization analysis and disposition activities. We utilize leading technological advances in asset management to provide radio-frequency identification (RFID) tracking capabilities for our customers in order to provide superior property management support.

Mission Control Capabilities

Mission control capabilities on the ranges that JT4 supports involve processing, presenting and recording mission data, video, position information and voice streams from a variety of sources including mission aircraft, weapons and adversary weapon systems. At its heart, the intention is to integrate and present all mission-relevant information to an oversight/control team. To that end, JT4 employs skilled engineers and technicians who execute moderate to complex projects, such as creating and implementing a modular control room architecture, that are necessary to develop and maintain flight test control rooms. Many related mission functions are adapted and configured to support a host of unique range mission types while simultaneously leveraging common functional capabilities from across the entire JT4-supported enterprise. This approach enhances JT4’s ability to provide interoperability between the J-Tech II ranges when desired, with the added benefit of providing opportunities for cost savings when purchasing and sustaining such systems for our customers.

Mission Data Collect/Reduction

The ability to collect, store and reduce large and disparate data sets allows analysts access to exquisite information with respect to system effectiveness. At JT4, our engineers, field engineers and technicians create and maintain large data collection capabilities that span air, surface, space and cyber systems. Collecting and storing synchronous and asynchronous data sets requires the utilization of multiple technologies to support cross-domain solutions. After collecting and prepping the data into a digestible state, analysts then use data reduction tools to create and correlate subsets of data required to answer test objectives and measures of performance for our DoD customers. Comprised of visualization tools and statistical analysis tools, data reduction allows engineers and analysts the ability to consume “big data” sets to answer in-depth questions regarding Warfighter capabilities.

Operational Test and Data Analysis

Responsible for mission execution and post-mission data analytics, JT4’s mission operations experts provide engineering support required to plan, execute and analyze our nation’s premier advanced weapons systems. Project leads and operations analysts work with external customers and developers to understand weapon platform capabilities in order to develop written plans to test system effectiveness utilizing a broad spectrum of variables. After coordinating with other departments, project leads manage the execution of planned missions—taking into account air corridors, frequency de-confliction, multi-domain synchronization, test asset rules of engagement, special program security concerns, as well as safety requirements. At mission completion, operations analysts utilize collected data to generate performance metrics, analyze system successes and use engineering practices to determine why any failures may have taken place. Analysts focus on data from a multitude of disciplines and sources including electronic warfare, information operations and space and ground systems.

Operations and Maintenance

JT4 helps maintain the J-Tech II ranges used to challenge our nation’s Warfighters with the most realistic test and training environments possible. Our technicians and field engineers operate site support shops, warehouses, tool rooms, radars and other equipment in the field used to present a challenging objective against which our military can test and train. We are the best sparring partner for our military to enhance their survivability when they go into harm’s way. To keep the systems operating at peak performance, our operations and maintenance (O&M) staff are both the operators and maintainers of the equipment. They perform the electronic and mechanical alignments required to keep the equipment available and relevant for both today’s and tomorrow’s missions. Our goal is to maximize Warfighter support and exceed our customer’s expectations whenever possible. Operations support can surge to 24 hours per day, and the O&M team takes great pride in being flexible and focusing on the needs of our customers from the initial planning to the final debrief, all while ensuring systems are maintained in the highest state of readiness to be available whenever needed.


JT4’s procurement team provides professional expertise for exceptional acquisition of commercial and non-commercial critical and high-visibility equipment, parts and services at each of the test and training ranges that we support across California, Colorado, Nevada and Utah. JT4 experts procure cost-competitive, quality materials and services in a timely manner in order to be exemplary stewards of government and taxpayer dollars. Our diverse team consists of buyers and subcontract administrators from a wide spectrum of backgrounds who uphold our strong ethical business practices. JT4 has an approved purchasing system from the Defense Contract Management Agency (DCMA) that complies with the Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) and Defense Federal Acquisition Regulations (DFAR). This robust and quality procurement system helps us ensure our customers receive the equipment and supplies necessary to execute their missions.

Project and Program Management

JT4 project managers guide a wide variety of projects covering diverse technologies including telemetry, radar, communications, mission control, range targets, simulated surface-to-air threat systems and more. These projects develop and sustain capabilities from all manner of range systems to business software. Our project managers provide project oversight and serve as the main interface between internal and external customers. They manage project schedules, budgets, tasking and deliveries. The project management approach often differs from project to project, as it is adapted, tailored and scaled based on the size, complexity and funding timeline for each project. These approaches range from traditional waterfall to disciplined agile processes. Project managers from across the JT4 enterprise meet regularly to share their knowledge and experience in project management, as well as with the suite of tools and applications provided by the company.

Radar and Threat Systems Operations

JT4 operates threat radar systems and simulators that emulate threats presented by our foreign adversaries to provide the premier test and training environment for our Warfighters. These threat systems and simulators are based on both present technology as well as technology that dates as far back as the 1970s. They may be fixed or mobile, operated in-person or remotely. JT4 also maintains a variety of denial-of-service and early detection systems that can disrupt communications by either jamming or spoofing, making these threats much more difficult to identify by the Warfighters we train. We operate these systems with the same rules of engagement and perform the same maintenance practices used by our adversaries. Our experts have developed training procedures and practices to teach our newest team members the best tactics for operating and using the various modes of a threat radar system. We operate against the most advanced capabilities the U.S. military has to offer, so we can help advance the development of new tactics to enhance effectiveness and survivability.

Range Operations

Range operations is a multi-discipline and multi-functional undertaking accomplished by JT4, which provides operational oversight and levels of control for major test events and missions conducted on the ranges that we support. This can involve range monitoring to ensure the safety of range users traveling by day or night, scheduling of and access to range resources required for all air and surface mission activities, managing and directing systems used in large-scale military exercises, making weather observations and forecasts for test events, providing physical security and logistics support for allied foreign nationals and a host of other critical support activities necessary for maintaining an effective and efficient range.

Range Spectral Signal Collection/Monitoring

Signal collection and monitoring on the J-Tech II ranges is the function that ensures a pristine radio frequency (RF) environment for all DoD testing. JT4 systems collect the RF environment across specific ranges so that our customers have the best environment possible to measure their outcomes. The monitoring accomplished by JT4 experts helps give insight into systems radiating on site so they can be reminded to adhere to published quiet times. This essential function reduces potential variables of external interference so testers can focus on important results from Electronic Warfare tests instead of wondering if these results are skewed by unintended or spurious radiation sources.

Real-Time Mission Support

JT4 software engineers have designed, developed and delivered highly specialized, full-featured real-time data collection and display systems at several of the ranges that we support. Our experts continue to sustain and maintain these essential tools. The data collection capability of such systems is often the sole source for collecting a customer’s mission data from instrumented systems participating on a mission. These systems have situational awareness graphical user interface components used to control the execution of range missions from centralized control facilities. Such interfaces may be used by JT4 mission coordinators, controllers, project managers and analysts to oversee all aspects and objectives of a mission in real time. The real-time tools developed and maintained by JT4 personnel are critical to conducting missions and delivering mission data to our customers.

Resource Management

JT4 maintainers, logisticians and procurement professionals use enterprise asset management systems to track and maintain the physical resources entrusted to us by our customers. An integrated approach enables preventative and condition-based maintenance to extend asset life, availability and service reliability necessary for higher asset performance and mission readiness. JT4’s fully automated work management, procurement, receipt and inventory control processes increase productivity and improve resource utilization within our highly skilled scientific, engineering, technical and support personnel. The additional use of barcoding, RFID and mobile technology provides timely, accurate inventory and precise item information that continues to yield tremendous savings in materials, labor and overhead. This real-time insight is essential for continuous improvement to the support that we provide our customers.


Our environmental safety and health (ES&H) specialists are valued members of the JT4 team who work with all employees, from senior management to junior technicians, to ensure that safety is integrated in all that we do at JT4. They assist supervisors in job planning to identify hazards and find workable mitigation strategies to ensure all work is completed safely. ES&H personnel assist supervisors and management to identify equipment or job-related safety training requirements. They perform routine safety inspections and audits, and when necessary, they investigate incidents to determine causes. Our safety team works with employees and supervisors alike to determine corrective actions necessary to prevent future incidents, and they ultimately ensure that our workforce has the tools, training, equipment and safety plans to complete our customer missions safely every day.

Software Development and Sustainment

Our computer scientists and software engineers design, create and sustain software using a diverse set of development technologies. Software is critical for all customer test, tactics development and training activities, including mission planning, pre-mission setup, test execution, real-time data collection and display, post-mission data reduction, data analysis and report generation. JT4 experts also create software for a wide spectrum of hardware platforms, from embedded software running on microcontrollers to data processing software running on high-performance servers. Our software developers use world-class tools and practices for code inspection, unit testing, version control, configuration management and security vulnerability assessment. The result is reliable, sustainable and secure software that delivers high-quality data used by our customers to make acquisition decisions, to develop tactics and to conduct realistic training.

Sustainment Engineering

JT4 sustainment engineering is responsible for providing tailored and often extremely unique sustainment solutions critical for uninterrupted test and training range operations. The systems sustained by our engineers are the test infrastructure that provides decision quality data during test and training missions. JT4 sustainment engineers work relentlessly at ensuring that the test infrastructure systems perform consistently and are precisely calibrated to tight specifications. The data produced by our systems help guide decisions made by the Department of Defense to ensure the safety and superiority of the United States Armed Forces.

Systems Engineering

JT4 is committed to the intelligent application of systems engineering (SE) practices and principles in its varied technical pursuits and projects. The JT4 Enterprise Engineering Process (JEEP) is an end-to-end SE process model that promotes and facilitates implementation of systems and software engineering best practices across the enterprise. The SE tools, applications and resources of the Systems Engineering Enterprise Services (SEES) environment make implementation of JEEP-based best practices straightforward and minimally time consuming so JT4 engineers are free to innovatively solve the problems associated with developing the test and training infrastructure required for today’s most cutting-edge combat aircraft, weapon systems, and electronic warfare capabilities. Engineers from various disciplines are embedded with individual organizations and projects and bear the responsibility for ensuring the use of appropriate SE processes at those levels. This direct involvement on the front lines allows engineers to use local insight in determining optimal processes to deliver quality products on schedule and within budget.


Our security team includes talented professionals who ensure our compliance with the DoD security disciplines and associated programs, which include personnel security, physical security, information security, cybersecurity, special access programs, counterintelligence, insider threat prevention, operations security and industrial security. These disciplines serve as the pillars of the JT4 Security Enterprise. With respect to physical security, we address requirements for the physical protection of government assets and facilities. For information security, we promote the proper and effective classification, protection and downgrading of official information requiring protection in the interest of national security. Our industrial security is a multi-disciplinary security program focused on the protection of classified information developed by or entrusted to JT4 under the National Industrial Security Program (NISP). Finally, with respect to personnel security, our specialists ensure employees meet and retain their security clearance eligibility and have the “need to know” for access to classified or sensitive information.

Target Development

JT4’s target support encompasses a broad spectrum of aerial, seaborne, ground and land-area targets. Our engineers, electronics technicians and engineering technicians are involved throughout the design, development, operation, maintenance and cleanup of targets and target sites. We employ a variety of electronics to provide remote control capabilities and life-simulating modalities. JT4 experts engage construction technologies to clear land using heavy equipment; recover ordnance and repair damage from explosives testing; build targets utilizing wood, concrete and metal; and clean up and salvage recyclable materials to minimize the environmental impact of testing. Target types include aerial, anti-radiation missile (ARM), bullseye class, high-fidelity structural, land feature, mobile land, no-drop sensor, simple structural and stationary vehicular targets. The result is a unique, target-rich environment that enables testing against real-world-style targets and provides exceptional preparation and experimentation support for our Warfighters.


Telemetry, as used on the ranges that JT4 supports, is aircraft or weapon data that are radio-transmitted to ground stations for collection, transmission and presentation. The data transmitted are tailored to the type of mission being flown and are captured by ground stations using instrumentation developed by JT4 engineers. The data are sent to control rooms and then processed in order to be both recorded and presented to technical experts from JT4 and/or our customers. Transmitted telemetry data can be very helpful in supporting real-time comparison of actual results to expected, simulated or modeled results. JT4 analysts and engineers use telemetry data to determine whether customer activities are going as predicted, whether there is a trend that must be monitored closely or whether there are parameters about to exceed a limit that demands action.