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Marvin Test Solutions’ MTS-3060A SmartCan Selected for ACE Common Aviation Support Equipment Challenge Showcase Event

Irvine, Calif. – July 11, 2023 - Marvin Test Solutions (MTS), Inc., a trusted provider of globally-deployed innovative test solutions for military, aerospace, and manufacturing organizations announced that the MTS-3060A SmartCanTM, the most advanced handheld flightline armament test set available, was selected by AFWERX for its Agile Combat Employment (ACE) Common Aviation Support Equipment (CASE) Challenge Showcase Event.  AFWERX, the Technology Directorate of the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) and the innovation arm of the Department of the Air Force, sponsored the event.

The MTS-3060A SmartCan Universal O-Level Armament Test Set was down-selected among 27 other ACE enabling products from over 135 competing solutions and highlighted during the Showcase Event hosted by the AFWERX Innovation Hub in Las Vegas on June 21, 2023.  Integrated by design and developed in conjunction with armament maintainers and munition manufacturers, the SmartCan’s ergonomic design, rapid test time, and ease of use all contribute to the proven success of the globally deployed MTS-3060A.  The SmartCan’s functional performance allows the consolidation of multiple legacy large-box test sets, further illustrating its ability to reduce the existing logistics and training burden, making ACE easy and enabling Multi-Capable Airmen.  

“Out of over 135 solutions submitted for evaluation, we are proud to have been selected for face-to-face meetings during the AFWERX Challenge ACE CASE Showcase Event,” said Major General Stephen T. Sargeant, USAF (Ret.), CEO of Marvin Test Solutions. “The SmartCan is an ACE and Multi-Capable Airmen enabling solution that is globally deployed and available today to support the warfighter. We look forward to the opportunity to work closely with the U.S. Air Force to quickly get this solution into the hands of their warfighters, specifically their armament maintainers.”

The SmartCan enables ACE and  Multi-Capable Airmen by providing an aircraft agnostic, common  handheld test set that is easy to deploy, maintain and use via a much reduced logistics footprint and standardized equipment. The MTS-3060A SmartCan enables the USAF’s ACE doctrine supporting the creation of Multi-Capable Airmen across the armament AFSC by providing standardized equipment and procedures, making them capable of supporting both legacy and Smart weapons test on any DOD armed aircraft, providing data for predictive maintenance, reducing logistics and training requirements, and ultimately improving warfighter effectiveness by increasing mission readiness.

About the MTS-3060A SmartCan
The innovative SmartCan is the most cybersecure handheld armament test set available and deployed globally to support legacy and Smart weapon systems on fighter and remotely piloted aircraft today including the F-16, F-15C/E, A-10, FA-50, F-5, F/A-18, RPA, as well as ground-based weapon systems. It is capable of testing all Alternate Mission Equipment (AME) and Aircraft Armament Equipment (AAE) including pylons, launchers, bomb racks, and pods.

With a very small footprint, and ultra-fast test procedures compared to currently deployed test sets, the SmartCan provides outstanding, multi-aircraft support to warfighters deployed under the USAF’s ACE CONOPS and enables the Multi-Capable Airmen that are essential to success.

Additionally, the MTS-3060A SmartCan makes test program development easier, employing Marvin Test Solutions’ SmartCanEasy – a cybersecure, test executive and test development software toolkit based on the award-winning  ATEasy®.  SmartCanEasy’s open architecture makes test program development easy with its simple-to-learn programming environment, comprehensive hardware and software simulation, and robust cybersecurity features.

To learn more about the advanced features and capabilities that make the SmartCan the choice of Air and Ground Forces in many countries supporting their aircraft and armament systems at the flightline and in the field, please see our detailed product information and specifications located at

Established in 2017, by former Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson, AFWERX is an innovation arm of the Department of the Air Force supporting both the U.S. Air Force and U.S. Space Force. Powered by the Air Force Research Laboratory, AFWERX supports the transition of agile, affordable, and accelerated capabilities by teaming innovative solution providers with Airmen and Guardian talent.  


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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.