Defense Aircraft

Defend Our Skies with Precise Performance

From avionics to engines to radar and navigation, aircraft and their subsystems are becoming increasingly complex. Unfortunately, test schedules and expectations don’t scale as systems become more sophisticated. Whether it’s the next generation fighter or a several-decades-old platform, you’re asked to do more with less to maintain the caliber of your mission-critical assets while adhering to strict budgets and timelines across all development phases without sacrificing quality or reliability.

Strategies to Manage Obsolescence in Aerospace and Defense

Test engineers spend as much as 50 percent of their time actively dealing with obsolete hardware and software in their ATSs. Learn how to balance reactive approaches with new design methodologies to reduce further sustainment burden.

NI Commitment

Get Your Wheels Up Faster

We can help you stay on track and within budget across all major aircraft subsystems from radar and navigation to avionics and engines. NI’s wide range of software-driven solutions and services accelerate your productivity across all development phases without sacrificing quality or reliability.

We chose an NI HIL test system because it is built on open, standard platforms that allowed us to reduce the overall cost of test and the long-term maintenance and ownership of our hardware. It also allowed us to customize the system to our exact needs, increasing the speed at which we could find and fix embedded software defects while integration testing LRUs for our Gripen fighter.

Anders Tunströmer

Technical Manager

Saab Aeronautics

NI Test System Saves Millions

The innovative LM-STAR approach to standardized test system development based on COTS software has yielded many cost-saving benefits for LM STS, harmonization suppliers, and the U.S. government.

Digital Avionics Interfaces

In this video, learn how selecting the right approach for integrating digital bus interfaces for protocols like ARINC 818 and other high-speed interfaces into your test system can increase your test productivity. For more information about interface selection, try one of these additional resources: