U.S. Air Force awards Bomber Armament Tester contract to BAE Systems and Marvin Test Solutions team

Jan. 4, 2018

Irvine, CA. Marvin Test Solutions announced that the company is a member of the BAE Systems-led team that won the U.S. Air Force Bomber Armament Tester (BAT) program competition in September 2017. The BAT will be the U.S. Air Force’s common armament tester for the B-1B, B-2A, and B-52H, supporting flightline and intermediate-level testing of all bomb ejector racks, rotary launchers, and pylon assemblies used by the nation’s bomber fleet. MTS will be a significant provider of hardware, software, and design support for the BAT Core Tester.

“We are proud to be a part of this outstanding team supporting the warfighter ensuring operational readiness of these mission-critical aircraft,” said Major General Stephen T. Sargeant, USAF (Ret.), CEO of Marvin Test Solutions. “Our experience in developing mil/aero test solutions and specifically in portable armament test sets enabled us to partner on this program. We look forward to working closely with BAE Systems and the Air Force Air Logistics Complexes to make the program a success.”

The contract value of more than $64 million provides for the design, development, manufacturing, and sustainment of the Bomber Armament Tester system. A total of 90 BAT systems will be delivered in three increments over the next nine years, with work on the program to be performed primarily at BAE Systems’ facilities in San Diego, CA, and Fort Worth, TX.


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