ST. LOUIS, 11 Nov. 2005. Systems & Electronics Inc. (SEI) recently received a $6.47 million production option award for the Reconfigurable Transportable Consolidated Support System (RTCASS) Program from McDonnell Douglas Corp., a Boeing Co. subsidiary.
The RTCASS test station is a portable, deployable, automatic test station that can be set up quickly for maintenance of avionics equipment on U.S. Marine Corps and Air Force Special Operations aircraft.
Marine Corps aircraft supported are the F/A-18, AV-8B, MV-22 and EA-6B, with the RTCASS test station operated in amphibious assault ships or L-Class ships, MALS vans and fixed ground installations. Air Force Special Operations CV-22 aircraft are supported by the RTCASS test station, operated in fixed ground installations and expeditionary shelters.
The RTCASS test station subsystem consists of RF/microwave synthesizers, RF/microwave switching and signal conditioning, power supplies, power monitoring, and computer subsystem including the peripherals.
SEI will manufacture, test, and deliver 17 RTCASS test station subsystems to Boeing's other major subcontractor, Teradyne, for final integration and test into the RTCASS test station. Sixteen RTCASS test stations will be delivered to the U.S. Navy and one to the U.S. Air Force. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity.
This is the second of six production options on a firm-fixed-price contract.
SEI is a subsidiary of Engineered Support Systems, Inc., which provides advanced sustainment solutions including the design, manufacture and supply of integrated military electronics, support equipment and technical and logistics services for all branches of America's armed forces and certain foreign militaries, homeland security forces and selected government and intelligence agencies. The company also produces specialized equipment and systems for commercial and industrial applications. For more information, see www.engineeredsupport.com.