Air Test Facilities

Our 5m low-speed wind tunnel supports the evaluation of landing and take-off performance, enabling the accurate modelling of details. Pressurisation simulates full-scale conditions for combat aircraft.

QinetiQ's wind tunnel

QinetiQ’s long-arm centrifuge facility enables astronauts and fast-jet pilots to train for launch and landing, monitoring their health and performance during G-exposure and G-acceleration.

Comprehensive testing facilities allow us to test every parameter that impacts on the performance of aircraft – including noise, night vision, radio performance and human performance.

We manage a hypobaric chamber capable of replicating ambient pressures and gas profiles associated with operations at altitude, which enables us to assess the human response and the effectiveness of life-support systems.

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5M Wind Tunnel

Anechoic Test Facility

Blower Tunnel Facility

Environmental Chamber

Explosives Storage Area

Graphical Data Analysis System GDAS

LTPA Facilities Summary

Military Aircraft Accident Data Recorder Systems

Mobile Infrared Target

Night Vision Systems Test House NVSTH

Noise Test Facility

Photographic Services For Trials

Radio Frequency Environment Generator REG

Radio trials Centre RADEX

Rolling Platform

Telemetry Systems

QinetiQ People Who Know How, featuring Andy Yarrow
QinetiQ's Wind Tunnel
QinetiQ People Who Know How
Air Test Facilities