Textron Systems A2PATS™ Selected for F-35® EW Simulation Testing
HUNT VALLEY, Md. — NOVEMBER 30, 2016 —Textron Systems Electronic Systems, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) business, announced today that its Advanced Architecture Phase Amplitude and Time Simulator (A2PATS™) has been competitively selected for simulation testing of the F-35 Lightning II electronic warfare (EW) systems. Under a contract with Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT), Textron Systems will provide complex threat simulation capability in the F-35 Norwegian, Italian Reprogramming Lab (NIRL) located at Eglin Air Force base, supporting international partners.
The F-35 NIRL will utilize the A2PATS’ unique capabilities to develop and validate aircraft software requirements. The A2PATS is recognized for providing industry-leading simulation capabilities in an affordable, modular and reconfigurable system. The A2PATS direct port architecture provides complete modularity, reduced life cycle costs and maximum system availability. It is ready to test well inside 30 minutes from a daily cold start, with every signal, across all frequencies and dynamic ranges, correctly aligned in frequency, phase, amplitude and time.
The A2PATS is an advanced electromagnetic environment simulator incorporating electronic warfare, communications and electronic intelligence capabilities. Its environment facilitates the testing of precision location, identification and defensive systems against virtually all ground-based and airborne threats. The Textron Systems A2PATS is an advanced technology open architecture simulator that distributes multiple RF synthesizers in a modular and expandable system.
“The F-35 is one of the world’s most advanced tactical aircraft, designed to deliver powerful new capabilities to the warfighter,” says Senior Vice President and General Manager Steve T. Mensh. “Our A2PATS gives the F-35 community the confidence needed to validate mission-critical electronic warfare systems.”
About Textron Systems
Textron Systems’ businesses develop and integrate products, services and support for aerospace and defense customers, as well as civil and commercial customers including those in law enforcement, security, border patrol and critical infrastructure protection around the globe. Harnessing agility and a broad base of expertise, Textron Systems’ innovative businesses design, manufacture, field and support comprehensive solutions that expand customer capabilities and deliver value. Textron Systems consists of its Advanced Information Solutions, Electronic Systems, Geospatial Solutions, Lycoming Engines, Marine & Land Systems, Support Solutions, TRU Simulation + Training, Unmanned Systems and Weapon & Sensor Systems businesses. Textron Systems Electronic Systems is a registered trade name of AAI Corporation. More information is available at www.textronsystems.com.
About Textron Inc
Textron Inc. is a multi-industry company that leverages its global network of aircraft, defense, industrial and finance businesses to provide customers with innovative solutions and services. Textron is known around the world for its powerful brands such as Bell Helicopter, Cessna, Beechcraft, Hawker, Jacobsen, Kautex, Lycoming, E-Z-GO, Greenlee, Bad Boy Off Road, Textron Systems, and TRU Simulation + Training. For more information visit: www.textron.com.
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