Textron Systems Model 527™ Platform Selected as Radar Signal Simulator for KC-46 Platform

November 30, 2015 – Textron Systems Electronic Systems, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) business, announced today that the Model 527™ has been selected as the Radar Signal Simulator for the KC-46 Platform.

The Model 527 is designed for end-of-runway and walk-around preflight testing, to determine the operational status of installed electronic warfare (EW) radar warning receiver (RWR) systems. Both operational readiness and threat recognition are verified across antennas, transmission lines, radomes, cockpit displays and controls. Textron Systems’ advanced threat modeling software allows a variety of threat simulations including simple, continuous-wave, pulsed single emitters, and multiplexed radio frequency emitters modeling several threats simultaneously. Once the threat profiles have been installed in the test set, personnel can progress through them easily on the flight line with a thumb switch, verifying aircraft operation.

This new application for the Model 527 follows its selection for F-35 Joint Strike Fighter testing.

“We offer a proven system that can be used across multiple advanced platforms,” Senior Vice President and General Manager Steve Mensh said. “The Model 527’s power enables testing at stand-off range for large aircraft. The product’s capability and ease of use is why our customer base continues to expand.”

Textron Systems’ Model 527 is compatible with threat file sharing, along with the company’s family of RF testers. This includes the Joint Service Electronic Combat Systems Tester (JSECST™), which has an installed base of more than 500 systems in numerous countries around the world, and the Advanced Architecture Phase, Amplitude and Time Simulator (A2PATS™) Laboratory Electromagnetic Environment Simulator.

Source: Textron Inc.

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