Texas-based test solutions and services provider Symtx will deliver new shaft engine test instrumentation (SETI) systems for US Navy and Marine Corps helicopter engines under a $11.5m task order awarded by prime contractor EADS North America.

The SETI will provide a highly capable intermediate test platform with automated data capture, reporting, and transfer.

The advantages of the system include its increased flexibility for engine testing, lower logistics and manpower requirements and reduced fuel use during engine test runs.

As per the contract, the company alongside EADS will be responsible for activities including assembly, integration, test and delivery of 21 SETI systems.

The contract calls for 19 production units and two pilot units along with options to be delivered up to April 2013.

Symtx vice president and general manager Mark Jurovich said the company also produces jet engine test instrument systems for the navy that are being used to support auxiliary power units and engines including the F414, F404, F110, F405, F402 and J52.

Textron Systems subsidiary Symtx will jointly deliver the systems with EADS North America Test and Services, who was awarded a $30m five-year contract for the production of SETI systems.