The Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) has received a new flight instrumentation kit designed by the Department of Defence’s (DoD’s) research and development arm – the Defence Science and Technology (DST) Group – to facilitate non-intrusive testing and evaluation.
“Conventional flight tests can be costly and involve extended periods of downtime for aircraft to be modified and fitted with various test instruments,” Australian Defence Minister Christopher Pyne was quoted by the DST Group as saying in a 29 August statement.
This state-of-the-art wireless system, which is called Non-Intrusive Flight Test Instrumentation (NIFTI), has the ability to carry out in-flight tests without the need for time-consuming aircraft modifications, he added.
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