Textron Systems has secured a $50 million purchase order from Lockheed Martin to test the F-35 Lightning II aircraft capabilities using its Advanced Architecture Phase Amplitude and Time Simulator system.
Under the award, the company will support the modernization of existing Norway-Italy Reprogramming Lab equipment.
By deploying the A2PATS system, Textron will provide an enhanced frequency range capability and integrate new interfaces to enable the simulation and testing of the F-35’s Block IV capabilities.
The A2PATS advanced electromagnetic environment simulator incorporates electronic warfare, communications and electronic intelligence capabilities.
The virtual training platform also provides increased performance and flexibility in verifying EW systems.
Additionally, its modular design allows users to implement custom installation and receive a personalized level of system support.
The A2PATS test solution features analytical tools and enhanced test capabilities to ensure enhanced performance and readiness for the customer.