FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) A company that builds equipment for the military received a $6.3 million contract to build simulators for the U.S. Air Force. Exelis in Fort Wayne received the contract and will be making AN/PLM-4Radar Signal Simulators. These simulators test radar warning receivers, electronic surveillance measures and electronic countermeasure systems on various airplanes.
“The AN/PLM-4 continues to be the signal simulator of choice for testing both air and ground vehicles,” Vice President of the Exelis Communications Solutions Business Area Jennifer Schoonover said. “This unique capability allows airmen to confidently enter harm’s way knowing their electronic warfare systems will detect current and emerging enemy threats in the battle space.”
The small unit is operated by a battery or external AV power. It can be carried and operated by one person.The system tests the detection and identification capabilities of fixed and rotary wing aircraft, surface ships, submarines and land vehicles against the latest hostile threats.
The funds for this project are part of a contract the company received in 2012.