The MTS-209 Common Armament and the MTS-3060 SmartCan Universal O-Level Armament Test Sets from Marvin Test Solutions (MTS) were both on display at the recent Aero India 2017 (Air Force Station Yelahanka, Bengaluru, India). The systems, which provide aircraft armament and munitions test capabilities for characterizing legacy and next-generation munitions systems, have wide application for global troops.
“Our test solutions are designed to provide commonality across aircraft platforms and serve at all maintenance levels, with the goal of making test easy for our customers,” explained retired Major General Stephen T. Sargeant, USAF, the CEO of MTS and vice president of strategic development for The Marvin Group.
The test sets are designed for evaluating the performance of modern smart weapons systems meeting MIL-STD-1153 and MIL-STD-1760 requirements. As an example, the MTS-3060 SmartCan (see photo) has been recently upgraded to support AIM-120 systems, including full functional testing of the AMRAAM’s 1760 interface used on F-16, F-15, F-18, and other aircraft. The test system has been deployed internationally on two F-16 Blocks (15 and 50) and was demonstrated on the F-15.