IRVINE, Calif.Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) officials in Sacheon, South Korea, selected the MTS-209 Common Armament Test Set from Marvin Test Solutions in Irvine, California, to support T-50TH Golden Eagle aircraft to be delivered to the Royal Thai Air Force in Bangkok.
Korea Aerospace Industries and Lockheed Martin in Bethesda, Maryland, jointly developed the T-50 family of supersonic multi-role trainer and light combat aircraft.
KAI officials selected Marvin Test Solutions’ MTS-209 to be part of the support package for a group of T-50TH aircraft purchased by the Royal Thai Air Force in 2015 and slated for delivery in the next 24 months to replace aging L-39 Albatros trainers.
The MTS-209, also referred to as the Stores Suspension Unit Tester (SSUT), is a portable test set for various armament systems used on the F-16, F-15, F-18, T-50, TA-50, FA-50, Hawk, and additional aircraft. The test set supports a wide range of Alternate Mission Equipment (AME), including: missile launchers, aircraft pylons, and bomb racks.
Based on the proven MTS-207 Rugged Field Test, the MTS-209 combines the test capabilities of an I-Level (backshop) test set in a compact, rugged, flightline-qualified enclosure. The test set’s modular design simplifies logistics, and its flexible, scalable PXI architecture enables future upgradeability to match evolving test requirements, officials describe.
Marvin Test Solutions, a vertically integrated aerospace test and measurement company, has delivered feature-rich test solutions for factory, flightline, intermediate-level, and depot-level applications since 1988. As a member of The Marvin Group, an award-winning aerospace company with a 50-year history in the Defense and Commercial Aerospace industries, Marvin Test Solutions has test equipment deployed in support of most of the major defense aircraft and munitions in use around the world. Marvin Test Solutions quickly delivers full-spectrum, successful test solutions – making test, maintenance, and sustainment of the most mission-critical systems easier and faster.
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