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Joint Targeting School This page is intended to share general news and information about JTS, along with topics of interest to the targeting/fires community. JTS is 1 of 3 joint functional schools within the Joint Staff J7.
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Our school creates trained targeteers for the Combatant Commands, with a focus on the operational level of war.

Mission: To provide doctrinally-based joint targeting education and training in order to prepare Combatant Command, Service, Interagency, and Allied personnel for operational-level targeting duties.

Informative article, co-authored by former JTS instructor 1SG Nick Wisley, on a deployment to advise/assist the Peshmerg...
05/15/2020
“So We’re Divesting Some Howitzers”

Informative article, co-authored by former JTS instructor 1SG Nick Wisley, on a deployment to advise/assist the Peshmerga.

There was a significant amount of prep, planning, and interagency/intergovernmental coordination that went into this SFAB effort, and it comes through in the writing.

“So We’re Divesting Some Howitzers” By CPT James R. Richert and 1SG Nicholas J. Wisely Edited by COL Mark C. Andres and COL Shane D. Celeen “The SFAB is typically not heavily involved in the or…

The Army continues testing the Extended Range Cannon Artillery (ERCA).
04/29/2020
XM 1113 EMDS test

The Army continues testing the Extended Range Cannon Artillery (ERCA).

U.S. Army Yuma Proving Ground actively supports six of the Army Futures Command's Cross Functional Teams (CFTs) building the Army's future force, which seeks to retain overmatch with near-peer adversaries in a high intensity conflict while maintaining the competency in waging irregular warfare that....

Meet the replacement for the AGM-86B Air Launched Cruise Missile. 🔺
04/22/2020
Air Force awards major contract to develop next air-launched nuclear cruise missile

Meet the replacement for the AGM-86B Air Launched Cruise Missile. 🔺

In a surprise move, the Air Force has named Tucson-based Raytheon Missiles & Defense the sole-source contractor on a multibillion program to develop the nation's next air-launched, nuclear-armed cruise missile. Raytheon and Lockheed Martin each were awarded $900 million contracts in 2017 to develop....

An interesting article on the artillery damage mechanisms vs an individual- blast, frag, thermal 🔺
04/15/2020
How artillery actually kills you

An interesting article on the artillery damage mechanisms vs an individual- blast, frag, thermal 🔺

When it hits flesh, the shrapnel shreds the tissue it passes through, just like a bullet. But, also like a bullet, the biggest factor in lethality is the amount of energy imparted by the munition into the flesh. Basically, physics tells us that no energy or mass is created or destroyed except in nuc...

Targeteers, here's an article from a former JS/J23-4 member, proposing a new concept of the Global Engagement Cycle.Join...
04/01/2020
The Joint Force Needs a Global Engagement Cycle

Targeteers, here's an article from a former JS/J23-4 member, proposing a new concept of the Global Engagement Cycle.

Joint Targeting Cycle + Information Operations/IRCs = Global Engagement Cycle.
https://ndupress.ndu.edu/Media/News/News-Article-View/Article/2106514/the-joint-force-needs-a-global-engagement-cycle/

Step into any joint or coalition operations center and you will find planners, intelligence analysts, and operators synchronizing joint fires. The Joint Force commonly conflates the joint information

02/20/2020
Naval Air Station Oceana

Friday JTS will be on a 2-hr delay. Continue targeting during this time. 🔺

ATTN: NAS Oceana 2-Hour Delay in Reporting

Due to the upcoming storm, NAS Oceana, Dam Neck Annex, and NALF Fentress are on a two-hour delay tomorrow, Friday, February 21, 2020, for all non-mission essential personnel.

NAS Oceana Child Development Center and Dam Neck Annex Child Development Center will be open.

All personnel are encouraged to monitor our NAS Oceana page and local news stations for updates.

Personnel with specific reporting questions should contact their chain of command.

Here’s the Fox News version of the same story we previously shared- a laser Excalibur round. Sharing this version exclus...
02/10/2020
New laser-guided artillery round destroys moving target

Here’s the Fox News version of the same story we previously shared- a laser Excalibur round.

Sharing this version exclusively for the photo of the round leaving the barrel. 🔺

Enemies hiding under a bridge, bunkered down on a specific floor in a large building, seeking cover on the backside of a mountain ridge or moving to attack in an armored vehicle convoy --- are all now more vulnerable to U.S. strikes due to an emerging laser-guided artillery round that can destroy en...

Update- the Stars and Stripes article says this was the 1st rocket firing in Europe in 16 years. There was at least 1 pr...
01/29/2020
‘Fire in the fog’ as Army launches rocket artillery in Europe for first time in 16 years

Update- the Stars and Stripes article says this was the 1st rocket firing in Europe in 16 years. There was at least 1 prior rocket firing by the South Dakota Guard’s 1-147 in 2019, firing 132 rockets.
Link:https://sd.ng.mil/News/Press%20Releases/191028-1-147th%20Soldiers%20welcomed%20home%20from%20Europe%20deployment.pdf

The Multiple Launch Rocket System barrage at this sprawling training area began in about 10 feet of visibility, as the fog hung over a forest clearing Monday.

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