Lockheed Martin Selects Autotest for MK 41 VLS Project
Autotest Co. (San Antonio, TX) announced that Lockheed Martin’s (Bethesda, MD) Naval Electronics and Surveillance Systems (NE&SS) Marine Systems (Baltimore, MD) has selected Autotest to provide a series of multi-functional automated test equipment units for application with the MK 41 Vertical Launch System (VLS), a surface naval missile launcher utilized by 11 countries in 16 different ship classes.
The 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 for Windows software. Real-time control and display capabilities are utilized for testing, troubleshooting and characterization. Several MK 41 modules will be tested with the Autotest-developed equipment, including a cell-control module, a hazard-control module and the power-module tray assembly.
Autotest Vice President and CTO Robert Moyer said, "Autotest systems offer the inherent ability to test and evaluate all critical power outputs and quality-control parameters. Autotest’s APG for Windows features a very user-friendly interface for incorporating specific military applications and system requirements for the operation of the MK 41 VLS.”