Next Generation Joint Services Electronic Combat Systems Tester (JSECST) Introduced by AAI Test & Training

Next Generation Joint Services Electronic Combat Systems Tester (JSECST) 
Introduced by AAI Test & Training 
Easy-to-Install Upgrade Kit Provides "Forward/Backward" Compatibility
to Proven System 
HUNT VALLEY, MD  -- (Marketwired) -- 10/25/13 --  AAI Test &
Training, an operating unit of Textron Systems, a Textron Inc. (NYSE:
TXT) company, announced today the next generation of its proven Joint
Services Electronic Combat Systems Tester (JSECST) end-to-end system.
JSECST is being exhibited starting October 28 at Booth 307 during the
50th Annual AOC International Symposium and Convention in Washington,
The JSECST quickly and accurately tests and isolates faults in
electronic combat and avionics systems in today's advanced combat
aircraft. The new 670A upgrade kit adds digital radio frequency
memory and test capability, as well as extends system compatibility
to future platforms and applications. 
"Designated the AN/USM-670A Electronic Systems Test Set by the U.S.
government, the JSECST 670A upgrade resets the life-cycle clock on
one of the most successful end-to-end military test systems of the
modern age," says AAI Test & Training Senior Vice President and
General Manager Steve Mensh. "With a simple upgrade kit that can be
customer-installed in just hours, our JSECST 670A is compatible with
legacy, current and future platforms for years to come. It is an
affordable and value-added upgrade path." 
AAI Test & Training and the U.S. Air Force will continue to implement
the JSECST USM-670A upgrade program over the next several months,
with system regression testing scheduled for early 2014. 
The JSECST system is utilized for more than a dozen aviation
platforms by every branch of the U.S. military, as well as numerous
international customers including Canada, Australia, Kuwait and the
About AAI Test & Training 
AAI Test & Training has decades of experience designing and
manufacturing innovative, high-technology test equipment for the lab,
training range, depot, flight line, factory and more -- delivering
the most reliable, top-performing solutions with superb customer
care. In addition, AAI provides high-fidelity training devices and
solutions. Its U.K.-based strategic business, ESL Defence Limited,
provides electronic warfare test and training solutions. AAI Test &
Training is an operating unit of Textron Systems. More information is
available at 
About Textron Systems 
Textron Systems has been providing innovative solutions to the
defense, homeland security and aerospace communities for more than 50
years. Headquartered in Providence, R.I., the company is known for
its unmanned aircraft systems, advanced marine craft, armored
vehicles, intelligent battlefield and surveillance systems,
intelligence software solutions, precision smart weapons, piston
engines, test and training systems, and total life cycle sustainment
and operational services. Textron Systems includes AAI Logistics &
Technical Services, AAI Test & Training, AAI Unmanned Aircraft
Systems, Aerosonde, ESL Defence, Lycoming Engines, Medical Numerics,
MillenWorks, Overwatch, Textron Defense Systems and Textron Marine &
Land Systems. More information is available at 
About Textron Inc. 
Textron Inc. is a multi-industry company that leverages its global
network of aircraft, defense, industrial and finance businesses to
provide customers with innovative solutions and services. Textron is
known around the world for its powerful brands such as Bell
Helicopter, Cessna Aircraft Company, Jacobsen, Kautex, Lycoming,
E-Z-GO, Greenlee, and Textron Systems. More information is available
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