Navy places order for avionics automated test systems from Lockheed Martin

ORLANDO, Fla. U.S. Navy officials tapped Lockheed Martin to build and deliver more than 200 electronic Consolidated Automated Support Systems (eCASS) to maximize aircraft readiness. The seven-year contract is worth approximately $500 million.

Lockheed Martin technicians build and test eCASS stations, which troubleshoot and repair avionics for Navy aircraft, at a facility in Orlando, Florida. (Photo credit: Michelle Jeffries, Lockheed Martin)

The system is used by sailors to troubleshoot and report aircraft electronics ashore and at sea. It has the capability to save the Navy money by averting the repair of avionics at the next level of maintenance or sending the parts back to the original equipment manufacturer, according to the Navy Naval Air Systems Command.