ORLANDO, Fla., the USA (BulgarianMilitary.com), 7 September 2018, Editor: Galina Zdravkova, Photo credit: Michelle Jeffries, Lockheed Martin/Lockheed Martin technicians building and testing eCASS stations, which troubleshoot and repair avionics for Navy aircraft, at a facility in Orlando, Florida.
Lockheed Martin announced on 4 September 2018, Tuesday, that the company will build and provide up to 200+ eCASS (electronic Consolidated Automated Support Systems) stations for the U.S. Navy under a seven-year contract at the amount of more than $500 million, learned BulgarianMilitary.com
Thanks to the implementation of the above mentioned contract the U.S. Navy aircraft readiness will be maximized.
The preceding CASS contract, which was awarded by the U.S. Navy in 2000 to Lockheed Martin, was at the amount of $287 million.
The general manager and vice president at Lockheed Martin Training and Logistics Solutions Amy Gowder commented, “Lockheed Martin’s partnership with the Navy on Automated Test Equipment began more than 30 years ago with the production and sustainment of the legacy CASS family of products. Our technology is always evolving and now can support F-35 advanced avionics and other fifth-generation platforms. Our goal remains the same – keep aircraft mission ready at the most affordable lifecycle cost now and for the future.”
As reported by the Navy Naval Air Systems Command, the electronic Consolidated Automated Support System saves money by averting the repair of avionics at the next level of maintenance or sending the parts back to the original equipment manufacturer. Sailors use eCASS to troubleshoot and repair aircraft electronics ashore and at sea, which allows them to return aircraft, like the F/A-18 and E-2D, to operational state quickly and efficiently.
More than eighty electronic Consolidated Automated Support Systems have been delivered to the U.S. Navy by Lockheed Martin since 2010 as part of its transition from the legacy CASS testing stations to the smaller, faster and more reliable eCASS stations.
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