Textron selected for F-35(R) EW simulation testing

Textron Systems Electronic Systems´ advanced architecture phase amplitude and time simulator (A2PATS) has been by selected by Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) for simulation testing of the F-35 Lightning II electronic warfare (EW) systems, the company said.

Under a contract with Lockheed, Textron Systems will provide complex threat simulation capability in the F-35 Norwegian, Italian reprogramming lab (NIRL) located at Eglin Air Force base, supporting international partners.

The F-35 NIRL will utilize the A2PATS´ unique capabilities to develop and validate aircraft software requirements. The A2PATS direct port architecture provides complete modularity, reduced life cycle costs and maximum system availability.

The A2PATS is an electromagnetic environment simulator incorporating electronic warfare, communications and electronic intelligence capabilities. Its environment facilitates the testing of precision location, identification and defensive systems against virtually all ground-based and airborne threats.

Textron Systems is a division of Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) that develops and integrate products, services and support for aerospace and defense customers, as well as civil and commercial customers including those in law enforcement, security, border patrol and critical infrastructure protection around the globe.

Textron Inc. is a multi-industry company that leverages its global network of aircraft, defense, industrial and finance businesses.