Aerospace Technology Demonstration and Risk Reduction
Experience has shown that the overall cost of an aerospace or system development programme can be significantly reduced by flight testing products at an early stage in the development lifecycle. QinetiQ can help de-risk your project and accelerate the production process by early demonstration of a system’s effectiveness in the air through the LTPA capabilities.
QinetiQ has the widest range of flying test beds in the UK, including helicopters, fast jets and heavy aircraft. The instrumented aircraft are specifically equipped with the latest technologies for testing and evaluating prototypes systems in flight. Design Approved Organisation Scheme (DAOS) approvals allow for integration and flight test pre-production equipment with or on the customer’s behalf. There is also a telemetry ground station enabling information (including video) from the aircraft to be viewed in the control room in real time.
Working in partnership with frontline aircrews and manufacturers, QinetiQ can increase the technical readiness level of your systems: radars, weapons, and new concepts such as sensor landing systems. If required, QinetiQ can develop and progress customer systems to a level of maturity suitable for deployment in theatre.
- Desk-top assessment and modelling
- Practical ground and flight test services (full end-to-end testing from whole aircraft down to aircraft subsystem scale)
- Trials planning and management
Aerospace Technology Demonstration & Risk Reduction Services are available at: