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New Lab Focused on Defense Opens at CSN
New Lab Focused on Defense Opens at CSN

 

A new technology lab was dedicated Wednesday at the College of Southern Nevada.

The new JT3 Technology Lab is located in the Morse Arberry Jr. Telecommunications Building at the Cheyenne Campus, and it is where CSN is training an educated and tech-savvy workforce for our country's defense industry.

 JT3, a Nevada-based, electronics defense contractor, provided the college with a $50,000 gift to build the lab. The company provides engineering and technical support to four of the western test ranges for the U.S. Air Force and Navy.

JT3 has people on the ground at Nellis Air Force Base to make sure all the systems, including electronics, radar, and tracking, are working. It allows pilots in training the most realistic environment.

"We basically support the war fighter in preparing for the next generation of aircraft and tactics across California, Nevada, Utah, and the ranges," vice president of JT3 Dan Wild said.

The new lab will allow students to gain hands-on experience on what they've learned in the classroom on topics like fiber optics, radar and microwave transmissions.

The company also has a partnership with the college to allow students to interview and get a job while still in school. So far, 66 students have taken part in the program.