IRVINE, Calif.Marvin Test Solutions (MTS), a provider of test solutions for military, aerospace, and manufacturing organizations, in Irvine, California, won an $8.6 million, firm-fixed-price (FFP) U.S. Air Force contract 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.
MTS partnered with the U.S. Air Force, Odgen Air Logistics Complex at Hill Air Force Base (AFB), Utah, in 2014 to design, produce, and deploy the PATS-70 test set based on its commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) MTS-207 Rugged Field Test Set, which replaces the obsolete PATS-30. The PATS-70A program will enhance the capabilities of the PATS-70 test set to support additional armament and weapon systems, as well as support existing avionics test functionality.
“We are pleased to have been selected for this mission critical program by the U.S. Air Force,” says Major General Stephen T. Sargeant, U.S. Air Force (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 is a portable PXI platform for field testing and data acquisition systems. Its architecture has been deployed worldwide on multiple programs, 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, and others. It combines the capabilities of the PXI architecture in a compact, ultra-rugged, flightline-qualified enclosure.
The MTS-207 is well suited for test and data acquisition applications requiring operation under harsh environmental conditions, including flightline, back-shop, and airborne applications.
Work on the contract will be performed at the company’s Irvine, Calif., facility and is expected to be completed by mid-2019.
Marvin Test Solutions, a vertically integrated aerospace test and measurement company, has delivered feature-rich test solutions for factory, flightline, intermediate-level, and depot-level applications since 1988. As a member of The Marvin Group, an award-winning aerospace company with a 55-year history in the defense and commercial aerospace industries, Marvin Test Solutions has test equipment deployed in support of most of the major defense aircraft and munitions in use around the world, officials say.