As a result of continuing fiscal constraints, today’s warfighter systems are often in use decades beyond their planned lifecycle. Rapid advancement in commercial technology impacts production and planned sustainment support for critical weapons platforms. Many new systems in development experience obsolescence issues prior to reaching Low Rate Initial Production (LRIP). Torch provides a wide range of proactive services to help warfighter programs manage risk associated with lifecycle sustainment.
Proactive Lifecycle Support
Torch maintains membership in the Government-Industry Data Exchange Program (GIDEP). GIDEP is a cooperative activity between government and industry participants seeking to reduce or eliminate expenditures of resources by sharing technical information essential during research, design, development, production and operational phases of the life cycle of systems, facilities and equipment. Torch also maintains certification in the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) Joint Certification Program (JCP).
Automated Test Equipment
Torch provides solutions to address both at-platform and off-platform Automated Test Equipment (ATE). Our team develops and fields depot-level ATE as well as Test Program Sets (TPS) for standardized test systems. Our goals are to:
- Minimize the Cost of Automatic Testing
- Foster Interoperability of Automatic Test Systems
- Reduce the Logistics Footprint
- Improve the Quality of Tests by Leveraging Embedded Diagnostic Data
Our test team has decades of ATE experience and applies best practices to select test solutions that are tailored for each customer’s unique requirements.
Our test equipment and diagnostic systems expertise spans aviation systems, weapon systems, ground systems, maritime systems, sensors, and support equipment. Torch offers expertise in integration with both analog and digital equipment to include MIL-STD-1553, ARINC 429, and numerous OEM and industry standard bus protocols.
No system is complete without documentation. Our technical documentation team produces and delivers high quality MIL-STD technical data (e.g. TDPs, TMs, RPSTLs, etc.) and instructions (e.g. DMWRs, MWOs, etc.) needed to fully implement our customers’ organic test and repair solutions.