THREAT EMULATION

Threat Tec provides high-fidelity, threat emulation that delivers accurate replication of threat activities. To ensure consistent threat emulation quality, Threat Tec Threat Emulators (TEs) are highly trained and have a full understanding of the Political, Military, Economic, Social, Infrastructure, Information, Physical Environment, and Time (PMESII-PT) of the target Operational Environment (OE) – enabling them to provide a much more realistic portrayal of their characters.

Through our effort to emulate the OE to a realistic level, threat emulation is fully compliant with Department of Defense guidelines, ensuring the needs of the Joint and Army experimentation and training communities are properly identified, met and maintained, in accordance with Army regulation 350-2 and Threat Doctrine.

DETAILS

Accurate Threat Emulation

Threat Tec’s threat emulation services enable our clients to train and rehearse in realistic conditions that are part of a complex environment. Threat Emulators accurately portray a range of individuals (threat, criminal, and civilian), which are typical of a specified region or location. They are fully-prepared with individual character backstories, weapons, regional clothing and equipment to replicate the desired conditions in a realistic context.

Certified Threat Emulation

Certified Threat Emulators have in-depth knowledge of culture, customs and TTPs. Using the PMESII-PT model, our professionals continuously research and refine the characters, social networks, and props required for realistic training and rehearsal. Threat Tec’s TEs are trained and validated by TRADOC TRISA WETED to provide the robustness required for OE depiction, in accordance with AR 350-2 and FM/TC 7-100 series documents.

Village Life

Unlike life in the modern, urban communities, rural village life requires that every villager play an important and necessary role. Our TEs develop and use the skills which would be found in most villages, such as a blacksmith, baker, etc., and enable the village to be a self-sustaining community. Through this continuity, our TE team brings heuristics, proxemics, atmospherics, geographics, biometrics and kinesics to life.

Our Threat Emulator Criteria

Achieve U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC) G-2 Certification

Demonstrate proficiency in at least two PMESII-PT variable-specific skills for a given OE

Demonstrate continuing improvement in cultural knowledge and understanding

Demonstrate the ability to act out non-verbal cues to a high degree of authenticity

Execute 90% of all on-site training events

Threat Emulator FAQ

WHAT IS A THREAT EMULATOR

A Threat Emulator (TE) provides a high fidelity depiction of any operational environment. They are tasked with portraying, considering, researching and depicting the PMESII-PT leases with accuracy, as directed by the Commander of TRADOC, TEs provide the required “Strategic Conditions.”

IS A THREAT EMULATOR JUST ANOTHER NAME FOR ROLEPLAYER?

No, TEs are trained by TRADOC G2 TRISA WETED Red Team Cadre experienced professionals to provide the robustness required for OPFOR / OE depiction, in accordance with AR 350-2 and the FM/TC 7-100 series manuals.

Specifically, every TE receives hundreds of hours of coaching from WETED trained Red team Cadre members. TEs are tested quarterly and certified annually by the Cadre on the PMESII-PT aspects of performing as a Threat Emulator. High standards are set, and research of PMESII-PT variables remains constant throughout the support of the training event or contract.

Threat Emulators must meet the following criteria:

· Possess experience dealing with other cultures
· Complete quarterly on-line TE training of various PMESII-PT topics; U.S. and Foreign weapons training; battlefield simulator training; and technical vehicle training
· Attend 90% of all TE supported events
· Demonstrate the ability to act out nonverbal cues with a high level of realism
· Pass the Annual TE Certification

COULD WE USE SOLDIERS INSTEAD OF THREAT EMULATORS FOR AT LEAST THE LESS IMPORTANT ROLES?

All things are possible, but the results often suffer. Unlike life in the Western World, rural village life makes every role important and necessary for creating the “pattern of life” of the OE. The connectedness of the current OE is clearly unlike any found in modern society. The TE develops continuity and, through that continuity, a level of fidelity is provided, which brings to life the Biometrics, Kinesics, Atmospherics, Heuristics, Proxemics, and Geographic aspects of the OE portrayed.

This is the realism that is required to build a working community, where an outsider injects a natural and unavoidable, but observable, reaction by the rest of the village. Adding unskilled TEs to this environment reduces the quality of fidelity needed to thoroughly train soldiers for the realities in which they will face.

TEs MAKE SENSE NOW, ARE THERE ANY OTHER BENEFITS OF USING TEs?

Our TEs are particularly specialized and experienced in demonstrating patterns of life. Without trained professionals capable of projecting verbal and nonverbal communication, which is accomplished through consistent OE training, realism suffers. By taking this holistic and detailed approach, the military and law enforcement professionals we train experience environments that are as, or even more, rigorous than the ones in which they will fight.

Threat Tec Threat Emulators are covered by the contractor’s insurance policy to handle vehicles, weapons simulators and battlefield effects.