Marvin Test Solutions Demonstrates Next-Generation Armament Test Solutions at Paris Air Show
Deployed Test Solutions Bridge the Armament Test Gap for 4th and 5th Generation Fighters
PARIS, June 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Paris Air Show – Marvin Test Solutions (formerly known as Geotest-Marvin Test Systems), a leading provider of innovative test solutions for military and commercial aerospace industries, is demonstrating its solutions this week at the Paris Air Show in booth 3-C82. With growing challenges including increasingly complex armament systems with longer lifecycles, industry leaders are demanding efficient, feature-rich, specialized aerospace test solutions that address legacy system obsolescence. Marvin Test Solutions has the expertise to meet those demands, and will be showcasing multiple armament test systems at the show.
“As a Retired USAF Major General leading a company with deep experience in armament test, I constantly see the significant challenges in testing today’s cutting edge armament systems,” said Steve Sargeant, Marvin Test Solutions CEO and The Marvin Group Vice President for Strategic Development. “Our team at the Paris Air Show looks forward to meeting with military and industry leaders this week and demonstrating how our solutions solve the space, energy, and ultimately, maintenance and sustainment test challenges that are of utmost concern in this industry.”
Next-Generation Aerospace Test: The Challenge
Over the years, 4(th) and 5(th) generation aircraft have received numerous upgrades to avionics and armament systems. From the F-22 to the A-10, all aircraft now possess “smart” (Mil-STD 1553 and 1760) weapons technology and enhancements to legacy weapons. Today’s armament systems bear little resemblance to the original systems; yet, maintainers are still required to use the same or similar armament circuits preload test set (ACPTS) combined with big-box test equipment fielded to verify that these sophisticated armament and munitions systems are full mission capable (FMC). This combination of box testers and ACPTS equipment doesn’t deliver the capabilities needed to support today’s smart weapons.
Next-Generation Aerospace Test: The Solution
Having identified the armament test gap in legacy 4(th) and 5(th) generation aircraft several years ago, Marvin Test Solutions developed, qualified, and successfully deployed the MTS-3060 SmartCan(TM) universal O-level aircraft armament tester for smart and legacy weapons and systems.
While maintaining the small footprint of the ACPTS, the MTS-3060 tester bridges the armament test gap by combining all of the capabilities of the ACPTS (and the 75501 tester in the case of the F-16), and providing maintainers with the necessary tools to test and troubleshoot today’s aircraft loaded with both legacy and “smart” weapons. It provides preload testing of suspended and alternate mission equipment (AME) including missiles, bombs, and rockets, and offers measurement, stimuli, and communications functions previously unavailable at the flight line.
At the Paris Air Show, attendees can see a demonstration of the MTS-3060 tester.
In addition, Marvin Test Solutions is showcasing the MTS-235 F-35 armament tester, a portable test set that combines the test capabilities of an I-Level and D-Level test set in a compact, rugged, flight-line qualified enclosure; the MTS-209 common armament test set that provides I-Level armament test capabilities for F-16, F-15, and many other platforms; the GBATS bench-top production tester; and, various O-Level armament testers for the Hellfire weapons platform at the Paris Air Show.
A History of Proven Expertise
For 25 years, Marvin Test Solutions has provided military- and commercial-off-the-shelf products and custom test systems that are military-ready, offer aerospace-quality performance, and are easily scalable. With proven test equipment currently deployed or ready to deploy on platforms such as the F-35, F-22, A-10, F-16, F-15, TA-50, FA-50, F-5, Hawk, UASs, B737, and B787, Marvin Test Solutions has the demonstrated expertise to deliver superior aerospace test solutions for the flight line, depot and manufacturing test environments.
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About Marvin Test Solutions
Marvin Test Solutions, a vertically integrated test company, has delivered innovative, feature-rich test solutions for factory, flight-line, intermediate-level, and depot-level applications since 1988. As a member of the Marvin Group, an award-winning aerospace company with a 50-year history in the Defense and Commercial Aerospace industries, Marvin Test Solutions has test applications deployed in support of most of the major defense aircraft and munitions in use around the world. Marvin Test Solutions quickly delivers full-spectrum, successful test solutions – making test, maintenance, and sustainment of the most mission-critical systems easier and faster.
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