Defense

September 6, 2013

500th electronic tester delivered, Robins plays key part

Robins Air Force Base, Ga., plays a vital role in managing and sustaining electronic warfare capabilities onboard weapon systems platforms across the Department of Defense.

That includes management and software maintenance for the Joint Service Electronic Combat Systems Tester, which recently celebrated the delivery of its 500th unit.

JSECST troubleshoots and tests electronic warfare systems on F-15, F-16, A-10 and CV-22 Air Force aircraft, as well as the Navy’s F/A-18 and AV-8B, and foreign military sales customers.

Organizations here involved with the tester include the Automatic Test Systems Division, 410th Supply Chain Management Squadron and 579th Software Maintenance Squadron, whose engineers write test program sets which run on the JSECST test system.

During a ceremony Aug. 27 at the Horizons Event Center, base and industry officials commemorated the JSECST’s 500th delivery.

“The JSECST test platform is a vital tool in supporting DOD mission objectives. It’s a cost-effective test solution that supports electronic warfare mission readiness while allowing for the reduction in the overall DOD testing footprint by providing a standardized test platform,” said Lt. Col. Lea Kirkwood, ATS Division chief at Robins. “Its broad application across DOD and our FMS allies is a testament to the one team, one fight attitude exhibited by all JSECST mission partners.”

JSECST was created by AAI Corp., an operating unit of Textron Systems, whose services include solutions for customers in areas such as unmanned aircraft systems, test and training and logistics and technical services.

“I believe this program has been very successful because of the people involved, smart people doing smart things and working together,” said Ellen Lord, president and CEO of Textron Systems, who attended the ceremony. “Ever since I was at AAI Corp. as general manager, everyone talked about Warner Robins and all the great people here, and how the industry-government team worked alongside each other.”




All of this week's top headlines to your email every Friday.


 
 

 
navy-china

USS Fort Worth conducts CUES with Chinese Navy

The littoral combat ship USS Fort Worth (LCS 3) practiced the Code for Unplanned Encounters at Sea (CUES) with the People’s Liberation Army-Navy Jiangkai II frigate Hengshui (FFG 572) Feb. 23 enhancing the professional ma...
 
 

AEGIS tracks, simulates engagement of three short-range ballistic missiles

The Missile Defense Agency and sailors aboard the guided-missile destroyers USS Carney (DDG 64), USS Gonzalez (DDG 66), and USS Barry (DDG 52) successfully completed a flight test involving the Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense weapon system. At approximately 2:30 a.m., EST, Feb. 26, three short-range ballistic missile targets were launched near simultaneously from NASA’s Wallops...
 
 

DOD seeks novel ideas to shape its technological future

The Defense Department is seeking novel ideas to shape its future, and officials are looking to industry, small business, academia, start-ups, the public – anyone, really – to boost its ability to prevail against adversaries whose access to technology grows daily. The program, called the Long-Range Research and Development Plan, or LRRDP, began with an...
 

 

Air Force places 18 A-10 aircraft into ‘Backup Status’

The Air Force, with congressional authorization, will convert 18 primary combat-coded A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft from active units and place them into Backup-Aircraft Inventory status with the possibility to convert another 18 at a later date in fiscal year 2015. The secretary of Defense has authorized the Air Force to place up to a total...
 
 

AFRL shape-changing materials make form a function

Air Force Research Laboratory research is shaping the future of aerospace. Through research into soft materials called liquid crystal elastomers, AFRL scientists have developed a method to locally program the mechanical response in polymer sheets without the use of actuators and traditional mechanical parts. This research (sponsored by the Air Force Office of Scientific Research)...
 
 
Sensor Concepts Inc. photograph

Air Force Research Labís handheld imaging tool expands aircraft inspection capability

Sensor Concepts Inc. photograph An operator demonstrates the portability of the handheld imaging tool. The technology provides maintainers the ability to evaluate aircraft in the field to ensure mission-readiness. When pilots c...
 




0 Comments


Be the first to comment!


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>