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Lockheed Martin selects Textron Systems' A2PATS for F-35 EW simulation testing

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December 02, 2016

Mariana Iriarte

Technology Editor

Military Embedded Systems

Lockheed Martin selects Textron Systems' A2PATS for F-35 EW simulation testing
Photo by Lockheed Martin/ Darin Russell

HUNT VALLEY, Md. Lockheed Martin selected Textron Systems' Advanced Architecture Phase Amplitude and Time Simulator (A2PATS) for simulation testing of the F-35 Lightning II electronic warfare (EW) systems. Under contract, Textron Systems engineers will provide threat simulation capability in the F-35 Norwegian, Italian Reprogramming Lab (NIRL) located at Eglin Air Force base, in support of international partners.

The F-35 NIRL will utilize the A2PATS’ unique capabilities to develop and validate aircraft software requirements. The A2PATS is an electromagnetic environment simulator incorporating electronic warfare, communications, and electronic intelligence capabilities. Its environment facilitates the testing of precision location, identification, and defensive systems against ground-based and airborne threats. It is open architecture simulator that distributes multiple RF synthesizers in a modular and expandable system.

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