Test & Measurement

Portable test programme supports test requirements

8th March 2018
Lanna Cooper

Marvin Test Solutions has announced that it has been awarded an $8.6m Firm-Fixed-Price (FFP) contract by the US Air Force to provide chassis and instrumentation for the production of PATS-70A test sets used for O-Level and I-Level maintenance of A-10/C aircraft, as well as upgrade kits for existing PATS-70 test sets to the PATS-70A configuration. Work will be performed at the company’s Irvine, CA facility with expected completion by mid-2019.

MTS partnered with the US Air Force, Odgen Air Logistics Complex at Hill AFB, Utah in 2014 to design, produce, and deploy the PATS-70 test set based on its field-proven, COTS (Commercial Off The Shelf) MTS-207 Rugged Field Test Set which replaces the obsolete PATS-30. The PATS-70A programme will enhance the capabilities of the PATS-70 test set to support additional armament and weapon systems in addition to supporting the existing avionics test functionality.

“We are pleased to have been selected for this mission critical program by the US Air Force,” said Major General Stephen T. Sargeant, USAF (Ret.), CEO of Marvin Test Solutions. “I’m confident that our domain expertise and  our experience in providing flightline and intermediate-level test sets, coupled with the open architecture of our MTS-207 platform, will deliver a comprehensive test solution to the warfighter that meets and exceeds both current  and future test needs.”

The MTS-207 Rugged Field Test Set The MTS-207 is a portable PXI platform for field testing and data acquisition systems. Its proven architecture has been deployed worldwide on multiple programmes including the MTS-206 Maverick Field Test Set, the MTS-235 F-35 Alternate Mission Equipment Test Set, the MTS-209 Common Armament Test Set, the AN/TSM-205B Hellfire System Test Set.

It combines the capabilities of the versatile and powerful PXI architecture in a compact, ultra-rugged, flightline qualified enclosure. The MTS-207 is suitable for test and data acquisition applications requiring operation under harsh environmental conditions including flightline, back-shop, or airborne applications.

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