The US Department of Defense announced late last month that Aeroflex won a five-year, $40.5 M contract with the US Marine Corps to supply Ground Radio Maintenance Automatic Test Systems (GRMATS). For this contract Aeroflex will supply its newly developed test platform, the 7200 Configurable Automated Test Set (CATS). The 7200 is a commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) platform for testing software-defined radios, including military tactical radios and other high technology devices.

“With its modular, standards-based design, the 7200 CATS makes radio testing future-proof,” said Jeff Gillum, Vice President and General Manager, Aeroflex Wichita. “We can test any radio standard today and within the same bench-top box, change test capabilities for any radio or module technology planned for future deployment.”