3515ARM Airborne Radio Maintenance System

Easy to Use - Powerful Test Capabilities

3515ARM Airborne Radio Maintenance System

The 3515ARM (Airborne Radio Maintenance) Test System consists of the widely deployed 3515AR Radio Test Set, a rugged transit case as well as custom cabling, accessories and adapters for connection to antenna coax, radios and auto system.

It is capable of testing other radio systems, such as tactical radios, ground radio systems and commercial radios and it includes a VSWR script for rotary aircraft.

  • Tests aircraft radio systems, including the receiver/transmitter, antenna, coax cables and audio intercom operation
  • Capable of performing over-the-air (OTA) test, direct connect test, coax test and antenna test
  • Allows settings and results to be stored and retrieved later for historical or statistical analysis
  • Saves time and money – reduces “No Fault Found”. Over-the-air testing can be done in minutes.
  • Replaces multiple test instruments with a compact, portable system
  • Simplified operation and repeatable operation using automated test programs
  • Capable of testing various radio models, from HF through UHF, AM and FM

NSN: 6625-01-617-3401


This product is controlled for export under the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR). A license from the U.S. Department of State is required prior to the export of this product from the United States.

These formerly Aeroflex offerings are now part of VIAVI. Click here for more on the acquisition and brand transition.

Isolate failures in the radio, antenna, or cable in minutes

  • Stand-off tests of tactical radios from 2 MHz to 1 GHz frequency range
  • Isolates failures in nearly any platform’s radio, antenna, or cable
  • Runs tests in minutes without removing or disconnecting the radio
  • Measures high power —20 watts without an external attenuator, up to 200 watts with an external attenuator provided
  • Minimal personnel training

Rugged, portable, battery powered

  • Portable—weighs approximately 8 lbs with battery
  • Long-lasting battery—5 hours of operation and recharge in 4 hours
  • Rugged—meets MIL-PRF-28800F for humidity, altitude, shock, and vibration
  • Weatherproof case with operating range of -20° to +50°C

Stand-off Tests

  • AM/FM transmitter tests
    • RF power
    • RF frequency error
    • AM modulation/FM deviation
    • Audio frequency counter
    • Receive Signal Strength Indicator (RSSI)
  • AM/FM receiver tests
    • DCS generator
    • Distortion
    • SINAD/sensitivity
  • Antenna/cable tests
    • VSWR
    • Distance to fault
    • Return loss
    • Cable loss
  • Talk Test (using handset and antenna)


  • 3515AR Radio Test Set
  • Rugged transit case
  • Accessories, cables and adapters for connection to antenna coax, radios and audio system
  • Capable of testing other radio systems, such as tactical radios, ground radio systems and commercial radios

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