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Joint Search And Rescue (J-SAR)


Joint Search And Rescue Trainer (J-SAR) is a new training system in which rescue operations are trained in a simulated environment.


J-SAR responds to a need from Joint Rescue Coordination Centres (JRCCs) or Maritime Rescue Coordination Centres (MRCCs) and focuses on the operational units or headquarters, carrying out rescue operations at sea, or in the air.


With J-SAR, all roles in the rescue centres’ situation rooms are trained so that operators can receive realistic training in planning, coordination and execution of rescue operations.


J-SAR is for training of SAR Mission Coordinators (SMCs), pilots, personnel from Search and Rescue units, police and Home Guard and includes coordination of both Aeronautical and Maritime SAR operations in the Operations room. 



With J-SAR, SAR training objectives can be met


  • Aircraft Coordinator Training 
  • Mass Rescue Operation Training
  • Ops Room - On the Job Training
  • Communication Exercises
  • GMDSS Training



Photos: J-SAR simulator





J-SAR is based on the wellproven maritime training solution INTS


The J-SAR solution is developed on basis of IFAD's tactical maritime training solution INTS (>), which is aimed at naval units and training of tactical operations. Based on this, a J-SAR solution has been developed that is focused on training personnel and units carrying out rescue operations.



J-SAR is available in desktop configurations and/or ship console versions.


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SAR exercise

Photo: Forsvarsgalleriet



J-SAR objectives are training of

  • SAR Mission Coordinators (SMC's)
  • On-Scene Coordinator (OSC)
  • Air Coordinator (ACO)
  • Search and Rescue (SRU) personnel
  • Helicopter pilots
  • Police
  • Home Guard


J-SAR is tailored for training of 

  • Maritime SAR operations
  • Aeronautical SAR operations


J-SAR consists of

  • Instructor stations
  • Own ship cubicles
  • Rescue Center Ops (JRCC)
  • Communication systems
  • (VHF-DSC, UHF, HF)
  • Facility servers


J-SAR is based on

  • INTS naval tactical trainer providing
  • Synthetic naval SAR space
  • Wide range of training areas
  • Realistic 3D visualization
  • Realistic simulation models
  • Own ships, vehicles
  • Sensors (radar, IFF, AIS, ..)
  • Simultaneous exercises
  • Flexibility and scalability