Operations and Maintenance

Arcata Operations and Maintenance Services

Arcata provides innovative solutions that ensure operational readiness. Our O&M services include expertise and experience in communication, display and debriefing, flight termination systems, radar, RF,  telemetry, and video in support of mission critical events such as military test & training, spacecraft launch/landing, and aeronautical flight research. Arcata utilizes detailed historical maintenance analytics to not only ensure efficient and cost effective maintenance and preventive maintenance are performed but also that proper levels of sparing for critical systems are available. Our proven O&M processes and procedures have enabled us to exceed customer expectations of Operational Readiness Rates of 95% with the majority of systems at 99% to 100% for test and training missions.

Arcata O&M Areas of Expertise

Radar / Telemetry / Communications
Optical Systems

Our engineers and technicians support systems that require both routine O&M and depot maintenance and overhaul.


Mobile Systems

Arcata builds, operates, and maintains mobile facilities used to support tests, missions, and emergency operations.

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Mission Control Centers

Arcata designs and develops Range Operations Centers and Mission Control Centers for DoD and NASA.


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Test & Evaluation Services

We support research, development, test and evaluation (RDT&E) and operational test and evaluation (OT&E) services.

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Training Services

Providing the most realistic combat training experience for warfighters (land, sea, and air) is an integral part of what Arcata has accomplished since its inception.


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O&M Projects

Electronic Warfare (EW) at Point Mugu Sea Range

Arcata’s Engineering and O&M Teams from the Nevada Test & Training Range (NTTR) and China Lake Range (CLR) assisted the Navy in establishing an Electronic Warfare (EW) presence at the Point Mugu Sea Range. By utilizing existing subject matter experts,...

Joint Threat Emitter Upgrades

After determining that certain aircraft were unable to detect our Joint Threat Emitter (JTE) threat signals, our radar operators wrote a new mission file which added a preferred threat signal mode to the system. This upgrade improved the JTE’s effectiveness before...