JIT Contract Options Exercised to Support F/A-18 Radar Maintenance

The F/A-18 has been in the news for many months now for not having the readiness rate needed to support USN operations and training. One reason for this is the presence of intermittent failures in the chassis of the radar system. TQS will develop and deliver a Radar Interface Test Adapter (ITA) and associated software to be used on the Intermittent Fault Detection and Isolation System (IFDIS). Eliminating intermittent failures in avionics chassis has proven to increase the operational reliability of those systems, and ultimately increase weapon system availability, while decreasing maintenance cost. This ITA will be delivered under the USN’s Joint Intermittent Tester (JIT) contract.