Variants of the U.S. Navy’s Consolidated Automated Support System, in particular the Reconfigurable Transportable CASS (RTCASS) and electronic CASS (eCASS), are expected to be produced in steady numbers over the next several years, driven by the need to maintain military electronics at their highest level of effectiveness.
Elements of the CASS replace the service’s 300-plus types of automatic test equipment, supporting the entire spectrum of electronics testing requirements. In time, all avionics supported on the older CASS and many emerging systems will be tested on the eCASS.
The eCASS has the ability to perform maintenance on a number of aircraft systems, including the F/A-18 radar and EA-6B Prowler and EA-18G Growler airborne integrated jamming system. In January 2015, the U.S. Navy approved an additional 29 eCASS stations in support of fleet sites.
In April 2015, Boeing delivered the first of 10 upgraded RTCASS-D aircraft diagnostic and maintenance systems to the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps for F/A-18 Hornet and Super Hornet, V-22 Osprey, AV-8B Harrier, and other platforms.
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