Textron Systems Supports F-35 Block IV Upgrades with A2PATS® Simulator
November 28, 2023
HUNT VALLEY, MD, NOVEMBER 28, 2023 – Textron Systems Corporation, a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, announced today that it has been awarded a Purchase Order by Lockheed Martin to support Norway Italy Reprogramming Lab (NIRL) Block IV upgrades to support testing of the F-35 Lightning II aircraft capabilities with the A2PATS® systems. The A2PATS, Advanced Architecture Phase Amplitude and Time Simulator, system was delivered to Eglin Air Force Base in 2019. Valued at approximately $50M, this award supports upgrades to existing NIRL lab equipment including an enhanced frequency range capability and additional interfaces to support simulation and test of Block IV capabilities on the aircraft.