Marvin Test Solutions MTS-3060 SmartCan(TM) Selected as the Flightline Armament Test Solution for F-16, TA/FA-50, and Hawk

An additional international Air Force modernizes and standardizes test capabilities of their legacy fighter and trainer aircraft with the next-generation SmartCan™ test set

IRVINE, Calif. - Marvin Test Solutions, a trusted global provider of innovative test solutions for military and aerospace organizations, today announced its MTS-3060 SmartCan™ has been adopted by yet another country to support flightline armament test of the F-16, TA-50, and Hawk aircraft.

Marvin Test Solutions will exhibit the SmartCan™ and other armament test solutions in booth #C27 at the FIDAE Airshow, South and Central Americas' largest aerospace and defense event.

Smart Weapons. Smarter Test Systems. Successful Missions.

The SmartCan™ is a high-performance, hand-held flightline test set that provides full functionality testing of the MIL-STD-1760 bus via emulation for JDAM, SDB, AMRAAM, etc. The SmartCan™ has been successfully deployed across multiple fighter and trainer aircraft including multiple blocks of the F-16, HAWK, TA/FA-50, F-15, and F-5. In fact, all TA/FA-50 units are equipped with the SmartCan™ as part of their initial delivery support package. The SmartCan™ has also successfully been tested on the A-10 and F/A-18.

"Recently, another country in Asia joined the growing list of customers selecting the SmartCan™ for advanced flightline test. Those who have adopted the solution are very happy with its state-of-the-art armament test capabilities and the reduced risk of post-load mission failure they get with SmartCan™, as compared to their legacy test solutions," said Major General Steve Sargeant, USAF (Ret.), CEO of MTS. 

It is also important to note that every Air Force using TA/FA-50s is one step closer to more easily standardizing their hand-held flightline armament test capabilities as the SmartCan™ can be deployed to eliminate the obsolete test equipment found in their fighter units.  "The fact that multiple OFPs can be loaded into a single SmartCan™ for use across their flightlines allows them to cost effectively modernize their test capabilities," said Major General Steve Sargeant, USAF (Ret.), CEO of Marvin Test Solutions.

Exhibiting at the FIDAE Airshow 2016

Marvin Test Solutions' CEO, Major Gen Stephen T. Sargeant, USAF (Ret.), will be onsite at the FIDAE Airshow. To arrange a meeting, please contact Ms. Donna Van Dyke at

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