Test Connections - March 2016

Marvin Test Solutions Debuts with the Marvin Group at the Singapore Air Show

Singapore Airshow

In February, the Marvin Group and MTS made their exhibition debut at the Singapore Airshow, a major international tradeshow attracting major military and commercial aerospace suppliers from around the world. One of the largest and most successful air shows in the world, the 2016 show featured over 500 exhibitors. During the show, MTS featured its advanced flightline test solutions for armament in addition to highlighting MEC’s carriage suspension products. Featured products on display at the show included:

  • MTS-3060 SmartCan™, a high-performance portable handheld test set that brings previously unavailable trouble-shooting capabilities, such as full-functionality testing of the 1760 bus to the flightline, along with smart weapon emulation. The SmartCan now has expanded capabilities that include full-functional testing of the AIM-120 AMRAAM missile. The AMRAAM air-to-air missile remains one of the premier medium range missiles carried by U.S. and allied tactical aircraft, and previously, no suitable hand held flightline test set supported  MILSTD 1760 functional testing beyond stray voltage and continuity of circuit. The ability to test the AMRAAM’s MILSTD 1760 connectivity to the aircraft enhances mission effectiveness and aircrew confidence, especially in situations where live-firing is required. This new AMRAAM test capability has been deployed internationally on Block 15 and 50 F-16’s and has been demonstrated domestically on the F-15. The MTS-3060 SmartCan™ has already seen foreign military sales (FMS) on several aircraft platforms and most recently, additional sales have been made to an Asian country for multiple Smartcans.
  • MTS-207, a state-of-the-art portable PXI platform for field testing and data acquisition systems. Its proven architecture has been deployed worldwide on multiple programs including the MTS-206 Maverick Missile system flight line tester, the MTS-209 Common Armament Test Set, the AN/TSM-205B Hellfire System test Set, and many more. It combines the capabilities of the versatile and powerful PXI architecture in a compact, ultra-rugged, flight-line qualified enclosure. The MTS-207 is ideal for test and data acquisition applications requiring operation under harsh environmental conditions including flight-line, back-shop, or airborne applications.

During the show MTS announced that its MTS-3060 SmartCan™ has been adopted by yet another country in Asia to support flightline armament test of the F-16, TA-50, and Hawk aircraft; reinforcing the value and capabilities of the SmartCan for supporting multiple aircraft with a common test solution.