ARIA

Apollo/Advanced Range Instrumentation Aircraft

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OMTU
Operational Maintenance Training Unit

    The operational maintenance training unit, constructed in a double-wide trailer, was equipped with all of the PMEE, prime mission electronic equipment installed in an ARIA aircraft. In a separate radome located by the trailer, housed the same 83-inch parabolic steerable antenna in the nose radome of the ARIA aircraft.

    As the name implies, the OMTU allowed PMEE crews to train on the equipment, enabling real-time mission simulations.

Images: Courtesy Bendix Radio Foundation
Source: Randy L. Losey