U.S. Air Force Orders Versatile Diagnostic Automatic Test Station Kits

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  • 05:04 AM, April 6, 2021
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U.S. Air Force Orders Versatile Diagnostic Automatic Test Station Kits
F-22 jet

The U.S. Air Force today placed an order for Versatile Diagnostic Automatic Test Station (VDATS) kits.

A contract worth $15.74 million was awarded to Ametek Programmable Power Inc. for the procurement of the kits. The VDATS is an organically designed test station with open architecture and virtual modular equipment extensions for instrumentation technology.

U.S. Air Force Orders Versatile Diagnostic Automatic Test Station Kits
Versatile Diagnostic Automatic Test Station kit (via acq.osd.mil)

The VDATS consists of standardized, commercially available test equipment, components and software. The tester comes in two core configurations, the primary being the Digital Analog (DA)-1 which is designed to handle a majority of analog and light digital requirements, and an alternative DA-2 station provides enhanced digital testing for more advanced avionic testing requirements.

Currently, these configurations support the A-10, B-1, B-2, B-52, C-5, C-17, C-130, E-3, E-8C, F-15, F-16, F-22, H-53, H-60, KC-135, MC-4, MQ-9, Navy ships, and UH-1 weapon systems.

Work is expected to be completed by April 4, 2026.

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