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The U.S. Air Force Awards Bomber Armament Tester Contract to the BAE Systems and Marvin Test Solutions Team

BAT Program to Support U.S. Air Force Bomber Fleet

Irvine, Calif. – January 3, 2018 - Marvin Test Solutions, Inc., a trusted provider of globally-deployed innovative test solutions for military, aerospace, and manufacturing organizations announced that the company is a member of the BAE Systems-led team that won the U.S. Air Force Bomber Armament Tester (BAT) program competition in September 2017. The BAT will be the U.S. Air Force’s common armament tester for the B-1B, B-2A, and B-52H, supporting flightline and intermediate-level testing of all bomb ejector racks, rotary launchers, and pylon assemblies used by the Nation’s bomber fleet. MTS will be a significant provider of hardware, software and design support for the BAT Core Tester.

“We are proud to be a part of this outstanding team supporting the warfighter ensuring operational readiness of these mission-critical aircraft,” said Major General Stephen T. Sargeant, USAF (Ret.), CEO of Marvin Test Solutions. “Our experience in developing mil/aero test solutions and specifically in portable armament test sets enabled us to partner on this program. We look forward to working closely with BAE Systems and the Air Force Air Logistics Complexes to make the program a success.”

The contract value of more than $64 million provides for the design, development, manufacturing and  sustainment of the Bomber Armament Tester system.  A total of 90 BAT systems will be delivered in three increments over the next nine years, with work on the program to be performed primarily at BAE Systems’ facilities in San Diego, California, and Fort Worth, Texas.


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About Marvin Test Solutions, Inc.
Marvin Test Solutions, a vertically integrated aerospace test and measurement company, has delivered innovative, 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 50-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. Marvin Test Solutions quickly delivers full-spectrum, successful test solutions - making test, maintenance, and sustainment of the most mission-critical systems easier and faster.