AOC 2011: AAI Test & Training Introduces Multi-Spectral Test Sets

November 14, 2011

Lightweight, Reliable and Optimized for Military Applications

HUNT VALLEY, Md., Nov 14, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- AAI Test & Training, an operating unit of Textron Systems, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, introduced its new Multi-Spectral Test Sets (MSTS) today at the opening of the 48th Annual Association of Old Crows (AOC) International Symposium and Convention. The MSTS are designed to test ultraviolet and infrared missile warning systems, including hostile fire indication, as well as radar and laser warning systems, allowing operators to confidently validate the operational status of installed electronic combat systems. Designed specifically for the military environment, the MSTS offer ruggedized construction, light weight and a small deployment footprint.

Available for both domestic and international customers, the MSTS can be programmed for confidence testing aboard any airborne, ground-based or maritime vehicle. In addition, the Multi-Spectral Test Sets' design addresses the needs of both existing and fielded systems, as well as anticipated future systems, providing a forward-reaching capability to maximize value.

The MSTS product line includes a Data Bus Recorder/Analyzer, Radio Frequency Handheld Transmitter and Electro-Optic/Infrared/Laser Handheld Transmitter. Each transmitter can be utilized independently, or integrated to create a complete multi-spectral test capability. User-friendly software allows test scenarios to be built, pre-programmed and executed easily. With setup times of five minutes or less, technicians can conduct complete aircraft pre-flight checks quickly and reliably. Go/no-go test results are automatically displayed, and can be recorded along with full bus traffic for in-depth evaluation.

"AAI Test & Training is a leading supplier of electro-optic test and range equipment worldwide," says Senior Vice President & General Manager Robert Peters. "Our new Multi-Spectral Test Sets build on the same expertise that generated the Joint Service Electronic Combat Systems Tester, or JSECST, and the MEON Missile Warning System End-to-End Test Set to provide true, multi-spectral test capability and affordable, long-lasting performance."

About AAI Test & Training

AAI Test & Training has decades of experience designing and manufacturing innovative, high-technology test equipment for the lab, training range, depot, flight line, factory and more -- delivering the most reliable, top-performing solutions with superb customer care. In addition, AAI provides high-fidelity training devices and solutions, as well as training needs and systems requirements analysis. Its U.K.-based strategic business, ESL Defence Limited, provides electronic warfare test and training solutions. AAI Test & Training is an operating unit of Textron Systems. More information is available at

About Textron Systems

Textron Systems has been providing innovative solutions to the defense, homeland security and aerospace communities for more than 50 years. Headquartered in Wilmington, Mass., the company is known for its unmanned aircraft systems, advanced marine craft, armored vehicles, intelligent battlefield and surveillance systems, intelligence software solutions, precision smart weapons, piston engines, test and training systems, and total life cycle sustainment and operational services. Textron Systems includes AAI Logistics & Technical Services, AAI Test & Training, AAI Unmanned Aircraft Systems, Advanced Systems, Aerosonde, ESL Defence, Lycoming Engines, Medical Numerics, MillenWorks, Overwatch, Textron Defense Systems and Textron Marine & Land Systems. More information is available at

About Textron Inc.

Textron Inc. is a multi-industry company that leverages its global network of aircraft, defense, industrial and finance businesses to provide customers with innovative solutions and services. Textron is known around the world for its powerful brands such as Bell Helicopter, Cessna Aircraft Company, Jacobsen, Kautex, Lycoming, E-Z-GO, Greenlee, and Textron Systems. More information is available at

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