The US Air Force (USAF) has received of an additional AN/PLM-4 radar signal simulator (RSS) from Exelis.

The RSS has been supplied as part of a task order from an indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract awarded in July 2012. It represents an overall 2,000th AN/PLM-4 system to have been delivered by the company to its customers to date.

In December 2014, the company announced the receipt of a $6.3m order from the same IDIQ contract. This was for the supply of AN/PLM-4 systems for testing of radar warning receivers on various aircraft.

Exelis Communications Solutions business area vice-president Jennifer Schoonover said: "The continuing delivery of the AN/PLM-4 is a testament to the quality and performance of the RSS, and the commitment of Exelis to our military customers."

The AN/PLM-4 RSS is operated by a battery or external AC power. It is a portable, cost-effective radar simulator designed to evaluate radar warning receivers, electronic surveillance measures, and electronic countermeasures systems.

"The continuing delivery of the AN/PLM-4 is a testament to the quality and performance of the RSS, and the commitment of Exelis to our military customers."

In particular, the self-contained system validates the detection and identification capabilities of fixed and rotary wing aircraft, surface ships, submarines, as well as land vehicles against the latest hostile threats.

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Testing can be carried out on pods, on-board self-protection electronic countermeasures systems, as well as radar warning receiver systems, and electronic warfare support measures systems.

The AN/PLM-4 RSS uses internal antennas to radiate toward the system under test (SUT), enabling the user to evaluate the SUT operation or perform diagnostics. It also features a remote terminal that controls its functions.

As well as the USAF, the AN/PLM-4 has also been delivered to other branches of the US Military and other customers worldwide.