Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has been awarded a $103 million U.S. Navy contract covering two low rate initial production options for automated test systems and associated support equipment.
The electronic Consolidated Automated Support Systems are designed to help sailors and Marines troubleshoot and repair aircraft assemblies at sea or ashore, the company announced Monday.
Randy Core, director of enterprise test solutions for Lockheed’s mission systems and training business, said the company built the electronic CASS stations to be 20 percent faster than their predecessors.
“eCASS will be the workhorse for avionics repair across the Naval Aviation Enterprise, ” said Chris Giggey, deputy program manager for automatic test systems at the Naval Air Systems Command’s aviation support equipment program office.
“This system provides us with capabilities critical to support of naval aircraft and gives us the ability to launch combat-ready aircraft from carriers anytime and anywhere in support of the nation, ” Giggey added.
The company will build 36 stations under the contract award.