Lockheed Martin has secured a $78.5 million deal to provide the U.S. Navy with advanced avionics test equipment. Engineers at the Lockheed Martin Mission Support and Training segment in Orlando will build testing equipment that will enable sailors and Marines troubleshoot and repair electronic systems on aircraft. The new deal includes 29 electronic Consolidated Automated Support System (eCASS) radio frequency systems, which are compatible with the Navy’s existing standard automatic test equipment.
With eCASS, a maintainer (either at sea or ashore) will connect avionics to the system, which will then identify any necessary maintenance action. After repairs have been made, eCASS will automatically certify the avionics as ready for issue and aircraft will be designated safe for flight.
Source: Intelligent Aerospace | Lockheed Martin