Aeroflex IFR 6015 Military Flightline Test Set

Product Overview:

  • Mode S level 1-4, (level automatically determined), FAR Part 43 appendix F, (including proposed Eurocontrol extension), Eurocontrol Elementary and Enhanced Surveillance
  • Quickly and easily provides accurate measurement of transponder transmitting frequency, power and receiver sensitivity. Predetermined configurations for testing any class of transponder.
  • ICAO Annex 10 amendment 77
  • TIS
  • IFF Modes 1 & 2 and TACAN
  • Tests any DME 1 MHz spaced X or Y channel. Measurements include: interrogator transmitter frequency/peak power, Pulse Repetition Frequency (PRF), P1/P2 width and pulse spacing. Provides accurate range and velocity simulation, station ident, squitter control.
  • TACAN Test Modes; T/R Norm, T/R Range Only, T/R Inverse, A/A Beacon, A/A Range Only and A/A Inverse
  • Simulates the airborne environment necessary to allow verification/certification of proper operation of an aircraft’s TCAS I and II as well as E-TCAS installations.
  • Detachable directional antenna
  • Large 5.7-inch LCD display
  • Simple user interface
  • Lightweight at less than 8 lbs.


The IFR 6015 is a compact, lightweight and weatherproof unit designed for testing Transponder Modes 1,2,3A,C,S, TCAS I, II, and Military E-TCAS, TIS as well as DME/TACAN.

IFF Modes 1,2 and TACAN are standard on all new units.
For upgrades to existing units contact Aeroflex.

NSN: 6625-01-574-2423

EXPORT CONTROL:This product is subject to the Export Administration (“EAR”) (15 CFR 730-774) and may not be exported, re-exported or otherwise transferred to a foreign person, or outside the United States without authorization from the U.S. Department of Commerce.

Available through your GSA Supplier  

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Physical Characteristics


  • Test set only
    • 11.2”H x 9.1”W x 2.7”D
    • 28.4 cm x 23.1 cm x 6.8 cm
  • w/ standard access.
    • 24” H x 21”W x 12”D
    • 61 cm x 53.3 cm x 30.4 cm
  • Weight:
    • 8 lbs., 3.6 kg (test set only)
    • 34 lbs., 15.4 kg (shipping weight)


Use: Pollution Degree 2

Altitude: < 4800 meters

Operating Temp: -20°C to 55°C

Storage Temp: -30°C to 71°C

Relative Humidity: 95% (±5%) from 5° to 30°C 75% (±5%) from 30° to 40°C 45% (±5%) from 40° to 55°C

Test Set Certifications

MIL-PRF-28800F, Class 2





See Product Specification Sheet for complete certification list.

Current Software Available

Version: 2.13.00

Export licensing is required. 
For a detailed Information Bulletin, and to obtain a copy of the latest software, please click here to contact:

IFR 6015 Manuals

Title Version/
Date View/
IFR 6015 Operation Manual

Issue 9


More Product Information

  • Accurate measurement of 121.5/243 MHz emergency beacon transmitter frequency, output power, modulation (AM). Headphone audio output to monitor swept tone *
  • Accurate measurement of 406 MHz COSPAS/SARSAT emergency beacon transmitter frequency, output power. Decode and display of all location and user protocols *
  • Accurate measurement of HF transmitter, frequency, output power, modulation (AM and SSB USB/LSB) receiver sensitivity
  • Accurate measurement of VHF/UHF transmitter, frequency, output power, modulation (AM and FM and receiver sensitivity)
  • Generation of ARINC 596 Selective Calling Tones
  • Accurate measurement of VHF/UHF antenna and or feeder SWR (Standing Wave Ratio)
  • Simulation of Localizer and Glideslope (CAT I, II and III) signals with variable DDM settings
  • Swept Localizer DDM for coupled Auto Pilot testing (Simultaneous Localizer, Glideslope and Marker signals)
  • Simulation of Marker Beacon, Selectable Airways (Z), Outer and Middle Marker Tones
  • Guided Test capability cuts down total test time

  • Individual test modes: Mode S, ATCRBS Transponder, DME, TCAS, TIS, ADS-B MON/ ADS-B GEN (DO-260A/B), 978MHz UAT
  • Large keys for gloved operation
  • Simple user interface
  • Lightweight and compact at 8 lbs.
  • Battery operation 6 hours plus between charges
  • Fully FAR part 43 appendix F compliant
  • Transponder Auto-Test
  • Data dump of transponder test results to PC
  • Elementary and Enhanced Surveillance parameters (DAP’s)
  • Transponder level automatically determined and capability checked to avoid nuisance Auto-Test failures
  • Comprehensive GICB test
  • Configuration files for different classes of transponder
  • Comprehensively tests any DME channel
  • including track sensitivity
  • User selectable TCAS scenarios
  • TCAS fast scenario feature uses Auto Altitude and Converge to ensure automatic collision at zero range
  • Over-the-air or direct-connect operation
  • Parametric measurements including TX power and frequency
  • USB flash drive software update via web site download
  • Optional ADS-B capabilities are DO-260A/B compliant
  • Optional TCAS and 978 MHz UAT capability
  • Optional testing using UC-584 Coupler

  • Tests FMCW radio altimeters including CDF types
  • Tests pulse radio altimeters (non-pulse compression types)
  • Direct-connect to UUT T/R or to installed system via antenna couplers
  • Full RF loop test allows TX, RX, Antenna or Feeder faults to be identified
  • Multi-channel operation (via additional test sets)
  • Programmable multi-leg climb/descend profiles
  • Large touch-screen display with simple user interface
  • Remote control interface USB/LAN
  • Lightweight and compact about 10 lbs. (4.5 kg)
  • Battery 4 hours plus duration

  • Solid-state circuits and LCD backlit display for low power consumption and high reliability
  • Battery-powered for complete portability and ease of maintenance
  • Lightweight aluminum case has hinged compartment in lid for test lead storage
  • Small size permits testing in restricted spaces
  • Push-button "extended range" switch permits readings up to 9,999 pf or 10,000 megohms - over-range indication on LCD
  • Tested and approved for use in any function with fuel in tanks; battery power eliminates need for voltage (safety) checks

  • Tests military pulse radio altimeters: AN/APN-171(V), AN/APN-194(V) and AN/APN-209(V), including LPI variants
  • Tests FMCW radio altimeters including CDF types
  • Fast detector for tracking LPI radio altimeters with TX power management
  • Direct-connect to UUT transmit/receive port or to installed system via antenna couplers
  • Ratio-metric RF loop test allows TX, RX, antenna or feeder faults to be identified
  • Programmable multi-leg climb/descend profiles
  • Large color touch-screen display with simple user interface
  • Remote control interface (Ethernet)
  • Lightweight and compact <10 lbs. (4.5 kg)
  • Battery 4 hours plus duration
  • Software upgradeable

  • Ruggedized 1U 800 Watts UPS weighing less than 26 Lbs.
  • DC Output can be configured for 12VDC, 24VDC, 28VDC, or 48VDC.
  • Stack & Interconnect Design for 800/1600/2400/3200/4000 Watts.
  • Dual Hot Swap Battery Modules @ 3 Lbs Each – 9+ Min Hold Time.
  • AC/DC Input Power BackPlane Connections with Auto Sensing/Switching.
  • Dual Computer Controlled Inverter N+1 Design.
  • Over Voltage Capacity for Managed In-Rush and Startup Demands.
  • Over Voltage and Over Temperature Protection Circuits.
  • SNMP Based Network Connectivity for Monitoring & Status Reporting hosted within the BPM.
  • Audible Power Loss Alarm.
  • Lightning Protection & Safety Ground Connection via the BPM.
  • Break generation and detection
  • Parity, overrun, and error detection
  • Even, odd, or no parity
  • 1, 1 1/2, or 2 stop bits
  • Asynchronous features
  • 5, 6, 7, or 8 bits/character
  • Double Eurocard form factor
  • Four programmable baud rate generators
  • Uses four industry-standard 25-pin subminiature D connectors
  • Modem control lines for each channel
  • Self-test capability
  • Programmable interrupt capability
  • 0 to 1 Mbaud data rate
  • RS-232C, RS-423, RS-422A, and RS-485 compatible
  • Fully programmable synchronous/asynchronous operation
  • Four full-duplex channels
  • A16:D8
  • Synchronous features

  • COTS AVC rugged forced air chassis
    • 9x 6U CompactPCI slots
    • MIL-C-38999 connectors
    • Hermetically sealed/wash-down, EMI
  • 6x Intel-based single board computers
  • Linux operating system
  • BIT/EBIT support
  • I/O capabilities
    • Ethernet
    • Serial
  • Qualified on: 
    • Ground vehicles
    • Airborne vehicles

  • Software-driven design allows for field updates for adding new features, capability or modifications due to industry changes
  • TCAS and ADS-B Target Generator
  • Simulates 32 dynamic/400 static intruders
  • ADS-B squitter encode/decode
  • More test capability than any tester in the market, all packed into one box
  • Pulse and frequency measurement
  • Transponder test option for Modes A, C, S
  • Optional Command set emulation for SDX-2000, ATC-1400A and S-1403DL
  • 10.4 inch touch screen LCD display for operator control of all test set capabilities or can be remotely controlled via GPIB or Ethernet
  • Four port antenna simulation
  • Hybrid surveillance
  • Six independent transmitters and two receivers
  • Data parsing for analysis

Cobham (formerly AEROFLEX)

Aeroflex is a leading worldwide provider of highly specialized test and measurement equipment and microelectronic solutions.

Our customers have complex, high-performance requirements and are predominantly found in the aerospace, defense, wireless mobile, broadband communications and advanced manufacturing markets. Founded in 1937 and now with 2,950 employees worldwide, Aeroflex has developed substantial intellectual property through decades of collaborative design, manufacturing, R&D and service experience with customers. Aeroflex customers depend on our unique expertise to validate the high quality and high performance of their products and get to market faster.

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