NEW YORK CITY, 22 Nov. 2006. The Canadian Air Force has awarded a contract to EDO Corporation for AN/PLM-4 flight-line test units. The order is valued at approximately $2.4 million, with delivery to be completed by February 2007.
The EDO AN/PLM-4 is a portable radar-signal simulator. By imitating enemy radar signals, it stimulates the electronic-defense systems onboard military aircraft. This is the most effective way of testing such electronic systems before takeoff.
"Pilots want to be sure that their self-defense electronics are working," says James M. Smith, EDO's chief executive officer. "Our PLM-4 has a proven combat record of assuring that electronic systems are functioning to detect and defend the aircraft against radar-guided weapons. As these capabilities become more widely recognized, we are expanding our international customer base for the PLM-4, which is already the standard for the U.S. Air Force."
The AN/PLM-4 is smaller and lighter than previously available equipment. It handles the full range of necessary tests in one self-contained package. It can be used to test electronic receivers onboard a wide range of military platforms, including fighters, bombers, helicopters, unmanned aircraft, and naval vessels.
EDO has received orders for more than 970 systems in various configurations. To date, more than 730 of these systems have been delivered. In addition to the flight-line version, the radar-signal simulator is available in configurations for laboratory, shipboard, and vehicle testing.
EDO Corporation designs and manufactures a range of products for defense, intelligence, and commercial markets.