- Marvin Test Solutions, a provider of test solutions for military, aerospace, and manufacturing organizations announced that its MTS-3060A SmartCan™ Universal O-Level Armament Test Set is now officially certified for F-16 armament systems test by Lockheed Martin.
Support Equipment Requirements Document (SERD) certification signifies that the SmartCan is safe, operable, and effective for testing F-16 armament systems including launchers, bomb racks, pylons, fuel tanks, and the gun. LMA certified the SmartCan in support of one of its Foreign Military Sales (FMS) customers.
The F-16 System Program Office (SPO) also declared that the SmartCan O-Level Armament Test Set is a fully qualified and approved solution for the F-16 Fighting Falcon and assigned SERD #75A77.
The MTS-3060A is a cybersecure handheld armament test set available and deployed globally on fighter and remotely piloted aircraft today including the F-16, F-15C/E, FA-50, F-5, foreign RPA, and ground-based weapon systems. The SmartCan will also be deployed on the A-10, F/A-18, and AH-64 in the second half of 2022. Additionally, it incorporates the ability to support current and future communication interfaces used on aircraft armament systems and many other weapon systems, enabling test and maintenance of all armament systems deployed on any armed aircraft and ground-based systems. The SmartCan is also used as a weapons emulator in System Integration Labs (SILs) and is currently being evaluated as a missile test set.
With a very small footprint, and ultra-fast test procedures compared with currently deployed test sets, the MTS-3060A SmartCan provides multi-aircraft support to warfighters deployed under the USAF’s Agile Combat Employment (ACE) CONOPS and fits well into the Air Force’s vision of the Flightline of the Future (FLOF).
The SmartCan test development and deployment are simplified utilizing ATEasy™, MTS’s test executive and test development software suite.