U.S. Navy extends RTCASS contract with Boeing
ST. LOUIS, MO. The U.S. Navy has awarded a $5.5 million follow-on contract to Boeing to maintain the Reconfigurable Transportable Consolidated Automated Support System (RTCASS). RTCASS is an automated test platform that will be used to help extend the availability of the F/A-18 Hornet, AV-8B Harrier, EA-6B Prowler, and V-22 Osprey.
The RTCASS is used to help troubleshoot Electronic Warfare (EW), flight controls, radar, and other aircraft subsystems. The platform has been operationally fielded since 2009, and is used by the U.S. Marine Corps and Air Force Special Operations.
"This follow-on contract continues our partnership with the Navy to maintain a valuable diagnostic tool that helps increase aircraft availability and lower spares costs," says Tim Murphy, RTCASS Program Manager, Boeing.