The Portable Automated Test Set Model 70A (PATS-70A) adds support for more systems on the A-10/C Thunderbolt II
Marvin Test Solutions, Inc. (MTS) announced that it has completed deliveries, three months ahead of schedule, in support of the U.S. Air Force PATS-70A Program. MTS supplies core functionality including the rugged flight line enclosure, chassis, power control, temperature regulation, switching and test instrumentation.
MTS’ solution leverages the MTS-207 Rugged Field Test Set, an ultra-rugged, commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) PXI platform for field and flightline applications, as the basis for the PATS-70 and PATS-70A programs. Used for O-Level and I-Level maintenance of A-10/C aircraft, this test set replaces over a dozen pieces of obsolete and irreparable support equipment by automating and consolidating multiple test capabilities into one mission-ready test set. Originally designed for only flight line avionics test, the PATS-70A incorporates armament test capabilities extending its functionality to the back shop.
“We are pleased to have delivered the underpinnings of the PATS-70A that will support the A-10/C aircraft to Hill AFB three months ahead of schedule and within budget,” said Major General Stephen T. Sargeant, USAF (Ret.), CEO of Marvin Test Solutions. “The U.S. Air Force’s Ogden Air Logistics Complex at Hill AFB developed the PATS-70A based on Marvin Test Solutions’ MTS-207 ultra-rugged chassis and multiple test instruments, providing A-10/C maintainers a better way to test their systems.”
The U.S. Air Force, Ogden Air Logistics Complex at Hill AFB, Utah initially partnered with Marvin Test Solutions in 2014 to accelerate the production of the PATS-70 test set based on the flight line-proven MTS-207 Rugged Field Test Set, replacing the obsolete PATS-30. The PATS-70A program enhances the capabilities of the PATS-70 test set by adding additional armament test support.
The MTS-207 Rugged Field Test Set
The MTS-207 is a state-of-the-art portable PXI platform for flight line and field testing as well as data acquisition. Its proven architecture is deployed worldwide on multiple programs including the MTS-206 Maverick Field Test Set, the MTS-235 F-35 Alternate Mission Equipment Test Set, the MTS-209 Common Armament Test Set, and the AN/TSM-205B Hellfire System Test Set to name a few. It combines the capabilities of the versatile and powerful PXI architecture in a compact, ultra-rugged, flight line qualified enclosure. The MTS-207 is ideal for test and data acquisition applications requiring operation under harsh environmental conditions including flight line, back shop, or airborne applications.