Automation technology provider Teradyne has received a five-year, $78.2 million contract from the U.S. Air Force to supply electronic test kits for aircraft, weapons and ship systems.
The company will provide Versatile Diagnostic Automatic Test Station kits for two digital analog configurations that support fighter aircraft, refueling tankers, MQ-9 Reaper drones, naval platforms and UH-1 utility helicopter weapon components, the Department of Defense said Friday.
VDATS is part of the DOD families-of-testers and includes virtual modular extensions and commercial software, components and test equipment, according to the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Sustainment.
The system has a digital analog-1 configuration for light digital and analog requirement and a DA-2 station for more complex digital avionics testing requirements.
Contract work will take place in North Reading, Massachusetts, through Dec. 31, 2025.
The Air Force Sustainment Center is the contracting activity.