Manage the acquisition and fielding of General Purpose, Automatic and Manual Test, Measurement, and Diagnostic Equipment, and Calibration Standards while providing superior combat systems support materiel to accomplish its maintenance during peace and war.
Enable systems to be fully capable of trouble shooting themselves utilizing embedded diagnostics; wireless connectivity; and require test equipment only to the extent that on-board diagnostics cannot troubleshoot the system.
PD TMDE is responsible for the Life Cycle Management of the Army’s Calibration Sets (CALSETS; General Purpose Electronic Test Equipment (GPETE), as well as its modernization through the Test Equipment Modernization (TEMOD) program; and, the Integrated Family of Test Equipment (IFTE) comprised of At-Platform Automatic Test Systems (APATS) and Off-Platform Automatic Test Systems (OPATS).
At-Platform Automatic Test Systems
|Rugged, compact, lightweight, man-portable general-purpose automatic tester used to verify the operational status of weapon systems and isolate faults; also used as a software uploader/ verifier to restore or provide new software to weapons systems. Supports testing requirements of current to future force weapon systems.|
|Provides the Services with the ability to test, adjust, synchronize, repair and verify accuracy using highly precise measurements. Ensures the accuracy, readiness and safety of weapon systems through a world-wide system of mobile and fixed calibration laboratories.|
Test Equipment Modernization
To improve readiness of Service weapon systems; minimize General Purpose Electronic Test Equipment (GPETE) obsolescence and proliferation while reducing operations and support costs. TEMOD program procures GPETE that are commercial items, essential to the support of weapon systems required by current/future forces. GPETE significantly impacts readiness, power projection and safety.
Off-Platform Automatic Test Systems
|Highly mobile, rapidly deployable, general-purpose, reconfigurable automatic test systems which provide off-system testing capability of Electronic and Electro-Optical Line Replaceable Units (LRUs). Supports testing and screening of weapon systems to maintain their readiness to shoot, move, and communicate.|
PD TMDE Website: http://pdtmde.redstone.army.mil/