RCTS-012 Radio Communications Test Set (Discontinued)


The RCTS-012 Radio Communications Test Set is used to test the AN/ARN-89, AN/ARN-123, AN/ARN-147 and AN/ARN-149 Avionics/Navigation radios.

The unit provides a semi-automated, comprehensive test and alignment capability for the above systems, reducing test time and operator training.

The RCTS-012 Radio Communications Test Set consists of a TS-4317 Communications Test Set with the required interface connectors and hardware to support the RPM-012 Radio Personality Module for testing Army airborne avionics systems.

The RCTS-012 includes the following:

  • TS-4317 Communications Test Set
  • J-4843 RPM Generic Applique Housing
  • RPM-012 (PL-1550GRM) including the following cable sets and accessories:
    • Cable Kit, RPM-012, AN/ARN-89
    • Supports R-1496 and C-7292A
    • Cable Kit, RPM-012, AN/ARN-123


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.


The Navigation LRUs listed below can be verified, tested and repaired when used in conjunction with the cables and accessories supplied with the Kit.

The following LRUs can be verified and tested with the RCTS-003B

  • AN/ARN-89 ADF
  • AN/ARN-123 VOR/ILS
  • AN/ARN-147 VOR/ILS
  • AN/ARN-149 ADF