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Thursday, April 27, 2017

Textron Receives Additional Orders for Upgraded JSECST and Service Life Extension Retrofit Kits

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AAI Corporation, doing business as Textron Systems Electronic Systems , a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) business, announced today that it has received two separate delivery orders worth $11.5 million on an existing four-year, indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract from the U.S. Air Force in Warner Robins, Ga. The orders include 15 AN/USM-670A Joint Service Electronic Combat Systems Testers ( JSECST ™ ) and 95 AN/USM-670A Retrofit Kits.

The orders are a continuation of the four-year IDIQ contract from the U.S. Air Force valued at up to $43.6 million. In total, the IDIQ contract will manufacture and deliver an estimated quantity of 50 AN/USM-670A JSECST systems, 13 Laboratory JSECST systems, 410 AN/USM-670A Retrofit Kits and 20 Laboratory JSECST Retrofit Kits. The production for these orders is being performed in Hunt Valley, Md., and is expected to be completed by Sept. 30, 2018.

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The next-generation JSECST has been approved for use by the Air Force, Navy and Army after it demonstrated six months of rigorous regression testing to verify its capabilities. The advanced performance JSECST upgrade kit adds an estimated 20 years of useful life, plus the capability to test a range of new mission-critical aircraft systems. In addition, both the new test sets and test sets with the upgrade kit are fully backward compatible with existing JSECST test program sets and accessories, for ease of use and affordability. The JSECST common Core Test Set and tailored Test Program Set with antenna couplers or interface adapters customize performance characteristics to the platform under test.

“The JSECST system has been a workhorse for the U.S. Department of Defense and so many of our allies for more than 15 years, delivering reliable, repeatable testing for mission-critical systems and giving aircrews the confidence they need to execute their missions,” said Senior Vice President and General Manager Steve T. Mensh. “Our advanced-performance JSECST tester and upgrade kits will give our customers decades of additional product life and performance enhancements, through a streamlined, low-risk service life extension program. This approach creates exceptional value for our customers over time.”

Source : Textron - view original press release

Published on ASDNews: May 26, 2016


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