Electronic warfare simulator contract won by Textron SystemsNews
April 20, 2016
HUNT VALLEY, Md. Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division (NAWCWD) officials selected Textron Systems Electronic Systems to provide its Advanced Architecture Phase Amplitude and Time Simulator (A2PATS) system and additional upgrade components to the NAWCWD Electronic Combat Simulation and Evaluation Laboratory (ECSEL).
The five year, indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract is valued at $49 million. Under contract, Textron Systems will provide additional advanced simulation systems, on-call maintenance, repair and system upgrades, including replacement parts for existing and newly acquired systems.
A2PATS simulates an electromagnetic environment that incorporates electronic warfare (EW), communications, and electronic intelligence capabilities that will enable engineers to verify EW systems. It can locate, identify, and defend against ground-based and surface-to-air missile threats. Engineers designed the A2PATS as an open architecture simulator that distributes multiple RF synthesizers in a modular system.
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