Lockheed Martin Awards Autotest Company New Contract for MK 41 Vertical Launch System (VLS) Project
SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS (February 7, 2003) Autotest Company, San Antonio, TX, today announced that Lockheed Martin Naval Electronics and Surveillance Systems (NE&SS)-Marine Systems in Baltimore has awarded Autotest a new contract for multi-functional Automated Test Equipment (ATE) units for application with the Lockheed-Martin MK 41 Vertical Launch System (VLS).
The new award includes additional stand alone ATE's for Power Supply Control Modules (PSCM) as well as upgrades to the existing Autotest ATE used for the VLS Program's MCM (Motor Control Module). The new and expanded award is valued at over a quarter of a million ($250,000) additional US dollars for the Autotest produced MK41 ATE systems. Other MK 41 modules being tested with Autotest developed ATE equipment include: Cell Control Module (CCM); Hazard Control Module (HCM); and the Power Module Tray Assembly (PMTA).
The MK 41 VLS is the surface naval missile launcher of choice in the U.S. Navy and around the world, utilized by 11 countries in 16 different ship classes. The multi-million dollar MK 41 VLS project involves the integration of military critical tasks and codes with proven industry standardized test scenarios. The multi-faceted project includes hardware interfaces and software application programming using Autotest’s Automated Program Generator (APG) for Windows software. Real time control and display capabilities are utilized for testing, troubleshooting and characterization. With the Autotest system, a MK 41 VLS Unit Under Test (UUT) program can be enhanced with dialogue control and the seamless integration of non-standard resources and standard instrumentation.
Michael McGregor, Autotest vice president for sales and marketing, noted: "Autotest Company is pleased that Lockheed Martin has involved us again on this multi-faceted and critical MK 41 VLS project. This reinforces our commitment to provide them with integrated, sensitive and complex military requirements with time tested industry accepted tests and protocols in a seamless, cost-effective and timely manner".
About Lockheed Martin
Specializing in the MK41 VLS, systems integration and advanced hull form technologies, NE&SS – Marine Systems is a unit of Lockheed Martin Corporation. Headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland, Lockheed Martin is a global enterprise principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture and integration of advanced-technology systems, products and services. The company’s core businesses are systems integration, space, aeronautics and technology services.
About Autotest Company
Autotest Company designs, manufactures and markets Automated Test Equipment (ATE), power supply, Fuel Cell and UPS test products and systems for the power source industry. AUTOTEST, the AUTOTEST logo, and APG for Windows are trademarks of Autotest Company. Windows is a trademark of Microsoft Corp