Next Generation Joint Services Electronic Combat Systems Tester (JSECST) Introduced by AAI Test & Training

October 25, 2013

Easy-to-Install Upgrade Kit Provides "Forward/Backward" Compatibility to Proven System

HUNT VALLEY, Md. - OCTOBER 25, 2013 - AAI Test & Training, an operating unit of Textron Systems, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today the next generation of its proven Joint Services Electronic Combat Systems Tester (JSECST) end-to-end system. JSECST is being exhibited starting October 27 at Booth 307 during the 50th Annual AOC International Symposium and Convention in Washington, D.C.

The JSECST quickly and accurately tests and isolates faults in electronic combat and avionics systems in today's advanced combat aircraft. The new 670A upgrade kit adds digital radio frequency memory and test capability, as well as extends system compatibility to future platforms and applications.

"Designated the AN/USM-670A Electronic Systems Test Set by the U.S. government, the JSECST 670A upgrade resets the life-cycle clock on one of the most successful end-to-end military test systems of the modern age," says AAI Test & Training Senior Vice President and General Manager Steve Mensh. "With a simple upgrade kit that can be customer-installed in just hours, our JSECST 670A is compatible with legacy, current and future platforms for years to come. It is an affordable and value-added upgrade path."

AAI Test & Training and the U.S. Air Force will continue to implement the JSECST USM-670A upgrade program over the next several months, with system regression testing scheduled for early 2014.

The JSECST system is utilized for more than a dozen aviation platforms by every branch of the U.S. military, as well as numerous international customers including Canada, Australia, Kuwait and the Netherlands.

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 Providence, R.I., 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, 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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