Aerospace and Defense

National Instruments is a leading supplier of test, measurement, and control systems for aerospace, defense, and government entities. With solutions ranging from hardware-in-the-loop simulation to mixed-signal electronic test, NI offers hardware and software tools that you can combine to tackle your cutting-edge applications faster.


  • Test and repair boxes and boards quickly for fast return to service
  • Prototype and test rapidly with graphical system design and FPGAs
  • Verify and validate systems with system simulation and test toolsets

Military Communications

  • Achieve superior capabilities with modular PXI RF instruments
  • Kick-start RF system integration with FPGA processing and NI toolkits
  • Match common testers to each unique UUT with FPGA flexibility

Radar and Electronic Warfare

  • Test and deploy COTS-based radar and signals intelligence systems
  • Develop reconfigurable solutions with modular RF hardware
  • Tackle signal processing challenges with graphical system design

Space Programs

  • Integrate high-channel-count systems to prove system functionality
  • Simulate operation modes to improve system designs
  • Verify and validate space and ground segments

Automatic Test Systems

  • Design flexible systems using PXI instruments and open software
  • Evolve legacy systems with modular instruments and high-level synthesis software
  • Reduce costs using software-defined modular instrumentation

Structural Test and Monitoring for Aerospace and Defense

  • Use multicore technology to process thousands of synchronized channels
  • Create powerful solutions using software and modular instruments
  • Reduce costs and increase sensitivity using NI SC Express modules

Benefits of the NI Platform

Discover how graphical system design software and a common hardware platform deliver high-performance success from factory to field.

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Global Hardware and Software Services

Explore how NI’s global service solutions are designed to meet your needs throughout the application life cycle.

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