Marvin Test Solutions Enhances Cross Platform Smart Weapon Armament Testing with the Latest Versions of its State-of-the-Art MTS-916 Modular Target Simulator
- Expanded Capabilities Supports Testing of Laser Guided AGM-65 Maverick and AGM-114 Hellfire and Introduces MAU-169 Paveway Test Capabilities
Marvin Test Solutions, a trusted provider of globally deployed innovative test solutions for military, aerospace, and manufacturing organizations today announced the release of the latest variants of its MTS-916 Modular Target Simulators line, the MTS-916-6 and MTS-916-7. A state-of-the-art, target simulator for optical, infrared and laser guided weapons, the MTS-916 replaces multiple obsolete target simulators for AGM-65 Maverick and AGM-114 Hellfire missile guidance sections, as well as MAU-169 Paveway target seeker kits.
The -6 variant enables the MTS-916 to be used to test AGM-65E / E2 / L Laser Maverick seeker heads as well as AGM-114B / K / M / N / R versions of the popular Hellfire missile using the same I-level equipment. The -7 variant is designed to test laser guided Paveway munitions, thus extending the flexibility and utility of the MTS-916 family.
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"We have a long and successful history designing and developing innovative military systems to make test easy. We previously used this experience to create the MTS-916 family of products to meet the critical need for an accurate and reliable target simulator that can reliably test the new generation of optically guided and infrared guided weapons as well as seamlessly integrate with legacy maintenance and sustainment systems," said Major General Steve Sargeant, USAF (Ret.), and CEO of Marvin Test Solutions. "The latest versions of the MTS-916 family follow through on our mission to introduce greater commonality and ease of use into armament test by providing maintainers with a common test solution for the popular AGM-65 and AGM-114 weapons systems, considerably simplifying logistics and sustainment costs for operators."
The MTS-916 is a state-of-the-art target simulator for optical, infrared and laser guided weapons such as the AGM-65 and AGM-65 Maverick missiles and guidance sections, MAU-169 Paveway kits, and AGM-114 missiles. Originally designed to replace the obsolete AN/DSM-129 (TV/CCD simulator) and the obsolete AN/DSM-787 (IR simulator), the MTS-916 is fully compatible with any Maverick tester using these legacy simulators. This includes the obsolete AN/DSM-157 (GMTS) as well as the state-of-the-art MTS-206, which is capable of testing Maverick and Hellfire missiles as well as LAU-117 and LAU-88 Launchers.
Since its initial deployment, the MTS-916 family has been steadily expanded to support the testing of MAU-169 Paveway kits (Laser), the AGM-65E/E2, L Maverick, and the AGM-114 Hellfire missile families. Laser variants of the MTS-916 employ an innovative solid-state target design with no moving parts while the TV, CCD, and IR variants employ a moving collimator architecture with precision movement control. Since its release, the MTS-916 has been successfully deployed globally in many countries.
With the latest releases, the MTS-916 is now available in 7 distinct configurations:
- MTS-916-1 is used with TV and CCD Maverick seekers including the AGM-65A / B / H / K / J / Jx
- MTS-916-2 is used with IR Maverick seekers including the AGM-65D / F / F2/ G / G2
- MTS-916-3 combines the capabilities of the MTS-916-1 and MTS-916-2
- MTS-916-4 is used with Laser Maverick seekers including the AGM-65E / E2 / L
- MTS-916-5 is used with Laser Hellfire seekers including the AGM-114B / K / M / N / R
- MTS-916-6 combines the capabilities of the MTS-916-4 and MTS-916-5
- MTS-916-7 is used with Laser Paveway seekers including the MAU-169
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