IRVINE, Calif., 15 March 2016. The MTS-3060 SmartCan high-performance, handheld flightline test set from Marvin Test Solutions (MTS), a global provider of test solutions for military and aerospace organizations in Irvine, California, is supporting flightline armament test of F-16, TA-50, and Hawk aircraft.
"Another country in Asia joined the growing list of customers selecting the SmartCan for advanced flightline test. 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," explains Major General Steve Sargeant, U.S. Air Force (Ret.), CEO of MTS.
The SmartCan handheld flightline test set provides full functionality testing of the MIL-STD-1760 bus via emulation for JDAM, SDB, AMRAAM, etc., officials describe. The SmartCan has been deployed across multiple fighter and trainer aircraft, including multiple blocks of the F-16, HAWK, TA/FA-50, F-15, and F-5. In fact, all TA/FA-50 units are equipped with the SmartCan as part of their initial delivery support package. The SmartCan has also been tested on the A-10 and F/A-18.
The SmartCan is well suited to air force and military agencies using TA/FA-50 aircraft to more easily standardize their handheld flightline armament test capabilities, officials say. The SmartCan can be deployed to eliminate the obsolete test equipment found in their fighter units.
"The fact that multiple OFPs can be loaded into a single SmartCan for use across their flightlines allows them to cost effectively modernize their test capabilities," Major General Sargeant adds.
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