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Lockheed Martin to provide Navy eCASS avionics test equipments



Avionic testing plays a huge role in our company and is something we take very serious because if a part is not tested then we do not sell it.  Recently Lockheed Martin Corp. decided to begin assisting the Navy with advance combat avionics test equipment under terms of a $166 million 4-year contract. One of the first task that the Navy gave to the company of Lockheed was to build 36 electronic Consolidated Automated Support System full-rate initial production units. This equipment is designed to assist sailors and marines to repair aircraft assemblies at sea or ashore to get avionics back to service as soon as possible. Not only will the new program help with repairs but also sustaining logistics and engineering support. The Navy is excited to see what Lockheed can bring to improve the original test equipment that was put in to use in the early 1990’s.

Some changes that the Electronic Consolidated Automated Support System has made is placing new weapons in jets, for example on the F-35 Lighting II joint strike fighter. Because of the great work that Lockheed has been doing, they continued to getting more contracts for a total of $181.5 million.

The economy is constantly changing and some company’s go up and down with the economy, but a positive about avionics test system is that they are never effected by economy. Lockheed believes they are the workhorse of all aviation repairs and knows they are the best at doing it.  They can provide a service that allows jets to get back to working conditions as soon as possible, whether it be by finding the problem or shipping out parts that are needed for the repair. With the big 4-year contract that Lockheed got from the Navy they could input 550 test programs that support about 750 avionic components.

Lockheed’s programs focus on long-term stability because rather spend more time on something and make it last for a longer period without breaking again. Another thing that they pride themselves is logistics, since they can move electronics from the factory to maintenance departments. Something we also focus on here at Aviation Sourcing Solutions is getting parts to our customer as soon as possible, as well as giving customers great parts that will last for a long time.


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