Korea Aerospace chooses Marvin MTS-209 aircraft stores test set for Thai T-50TH jet trainer

IRVINE, Calif., 10 Jan. 2017. Test and measurement experts at Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) in Sacheon, South Korea, needed a portable test set for the KAI/Lockheed Martin T-50TH combat aircraft trainer being sold to the Thai air force. They found their solution from Marvin Test Solutions in Irvine, Calif.

Jan 10th, 2017
By Mil & Aero staff
By Mil & Aero staff

IRVINE, Calif., 10 Jan. 2017.test and measurement experts at Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) in Sacheon, South Korea, needed a portable test set for the KAI/Lockheed Martin T-50TH combat aircraft trainer being sold to the Thai air force. They found their solution from Marvin Test Solutions in Irvine, Calif.

KAI officials are choosing the MTS-209 common armament test set from Marvin Test Solutions as part of the support package for a group of T-50TH aircraft purchased by the Thai air force to replace the aging Thai L-39 Albatros trainers.

The Thai T-50TH aircraft, which should be delivered to the Thai air force over the next two years, was by KAI and Lockheed Martin as a multi-role trainer.

The aircraft has several variants, including a light combat aircraft, which is capable of supersonic speeds.

The Marvin Test Solutions MTS-209, also called the Stores Suspension Unit Tester (SSUT), is a state-of-the-art portable test set for various armament systems used on the F-16, F-15, F/A-18, T-50, TA-50, FA-50, Hawk, and additional aircraft, Marvin officials say.

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The MTS-209 supports a range of alternate mission equipment (AME) such as missile launchers, aircraft pylons, and bomb racks. Marvin experts based the new system on the company's 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, Marvin officials say.

The test set's modular design simplifies logistics, and its flexible, scalable PXI architecture enables future upgradeability to match evolving test requirements.

For more information contact Marvin Test Solutions online at www.marvintest.com, Korea Aerospace Industries at www.koreaaero.com, or Lockheed Martin at www.lockheedmartin.com.

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