Our comprehensive facilities can test every significant parameter that impacts on the component, system and platform performance of military aircraft. These capabilities include:
- Wind tunnel testing
- Noise testing
- Temperature, climatic, icing and air blast testing
- Night vision testing
- Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) testing
- Radio performance
- Rolling deck and electrical load testing
Our Noise Test Facility, for example, is a showpiece for jet engine noise research, and our EMC and environmental testing facilities are some of the most comprehensive in Europe.
In environmental testing, we can simulate extreme temperatures from +70°C to –70°C, and relative humidity of up to 95%, for large vehicles including aircraft, trains, trucks, main battle tanks, boats and helicopters, and for small commercial vehicles, generators and communications equipment.
The breadth and versatility of our facilities attracts a diverse range of customers in addition to military and civil aircraft users and manufacturers. Our highly instrumented facilities allow comprehensive evidence gathering under closely controlled conditions, demonstrating specification compliance and assuring fitness for purpose. Testing using our facilities offers substantial cost savings and controllability compared with the expense and uncertainty of deploying to exotic locations.