Marvin to provide new flightline tester for undisclosed country


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Marvin Test Solutions has secured a contract to deliver MTS-3060 SmartCan to an undisclosed international customer to support flightline armament test of the F-16, TA-50, and Hawk aircraft.

The new flightline tester for suspension and alternate mission equipment (AME) will replace the legacy hand-held sets that are incapable of checking MIL-STD-1760 bus functionality during preload test.

Deployed across multiple fighter and trainer aircraft including multiple blocks of the F-16, HAWK, TA/FA-50, F-15, and F-5, the new solution is expected to decrease the risk of mission failure by providing full functionality testing of the MIL-STD-1760 bus via emulation for JDAM, SDB, AMRAAM among others.

Marvin Test Solutions CEO major general Steve Sargeant said: "Recently, another country in Asia joined the growing list of customers selecting the SmartCan for advanced flightline test.

"The fact that multiple OFPs can be loaded into a single SmartCan for use across their flightlines allows them to cost effectively modernise their test capabilities."

"Those who have adopted the solution are very happy with its state-of-the-art armament test capabilities and the reduced risk of post-load mission failure they get with SmartCan, as compared to their legacy test solutions.

"The fact that multiple OFPs can be loaded into a single SmartCan for use across their flightlines allows them to cost effectively modernise their test capabilities."

All TA/FA-50 units are equipped with the SmartCan as part of their initial delivery support package besides proving its ability to function on the A-10 and F/A-18.

The SmartCan features multiple measurement channels, continuous squib circuit monitoring, multiple load channels, audio and video simulation.


Image: MTS-3060 SmartCan. Photo: courtesy of PR NewsFoto / Marvin Test Solutions.