Astronics Introduces Universal Radio Field Test Solution

EASTERN AURORA, New York – () –Astronics Corporation (Nasdaq: ATRO), a leading provider of modern technology for the global aerospace, defense and other critical industries, presented today ATS-3100 Based on Radio Alarm Radio Alarm (VRS), turnkey, consolidated radio test platform for field tests of military tactical, land mobile and avionics radio stations.

The ATS-3100 VRS is Astronics’ fifth generation of radio test solutions, now capable of testing emerging software-defined radio (SDR) waveforms, advanced multi-band radios and older radios (eg SINCGARS) from any original equipment manufacturer (OEM). Using Vector signal transceiver PXI (VST) from National Instruments (NI), the platform provides the fastest test time and the widest bandwidth (up to 1GHz) in a radio test solution that allows high performance, reduced average repair time (MTTR) and maximum operating time. critical radio stations in the field.

As radio technology continues to evolve, we are committed to providing our customers with support for their most important assets in this field, from old radios to future waveforms, ”said Jim Mulato, President of Astronics Test Systems. “We look forward to partnering with NI for this next-generation solution to provide our customers with superior performance, wider instantaneous bandwidth and user-programmable capabilities, including military, police, firefighters and other responders, as well as commercial pilots. purpose. ”

By combining Astronics’ knowledge and test program (TPS) expertise with NI’s toolkit and technology, our partnership accelerates the deployment of advanced tactical radio technology to secure the future of radio testing now, “said Christer Lyungdal, chief strategist. Space and Defense at NI.

Built on ATS-3100 PXI integration platform, The ATS-3100 VRS joins the Astronics family of radio tests, which includes ATS-3100 RTS and portable CTS-6010. They share a common software framework and testing contractor, providing depot-to-field synergy in a complete solution. The modular architecture of the platform facilitates the upgrade path for future technological introductions, extending the life of the platform and allowing flexibility in changing maintenance needs.

Journal of Military and Space Electronics recently recognized the ATS-3100 VRS with Innovation Award. Receiving gold medals this year, this is Astronics’ third Innovator Award from the edition where ATS-6100 Wire Damage Tester (WFT) and CTS-6010 Tactical Radio Test Kit both received platinum awards in 2018 and 2017, respectively.

Astronics will showcase and demonstrate the new ATS-3100 VRS at the DoD Support and Logistics Show in Spokane, Washington, December 9-11, 2019. For full product details, to view the solution sheet or request a quote, please visit


Astronics Corporation (Nasdaq: ATRO) serves the global aerospace, defense and other critical industries with proven, innovative technology solutions. Astronics works side by side with customers, integrating its range of power, connectivity, lighting, construction, interior and test technologies to solve complex challenges. For 50 years, Astronics has been offering creative, customer-oriented solutions with exceptional responsiveness. Today, global aircraft manufacturers, airlines, the military, completion centers and Fortune 500 companies rely on Astronics’ spirit of collaboration and innovation.

For more information about Astronics and its products, visit

Editor’s Note: Astronics is hosting meetings to demonstrate the new ATS-3100 VRS to editors at the DoD Support and Logistics Exhibition. Please contact Elizabeth flattery to make an appointment.