Textron (NYSE: TXT) subsidiary Textron Systems will recondition the U.S. militaryâs electronic combat systems tester under a four-year, $43.6 million contract.
The company will updateÂ a majority of the 500 Joint Service Electronic Combat Systems Testers currently in use by military forces in the U.S. and overseas, Textron Systems said Tuesday.
“The JSECST system has been a workhorse for the U.S. Department of Defense and so many of our allies for years…Â giving aircrews the confidence they need to execute their missions, ” said Steve Mensh, senior vice president and general manager for electronic systems at Textron Systems.
The indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract includes options to purchase additional units of the AN/USM-670A JSECST.
Textron says theÂ upgrade kit aims toÂ add 20 years to a tester’sÂ service life while providing added functionsÂ to evaluateÂ the performance of newer avionics systems.