Boeing Defence Australia, a subsidiary of The Boeing Company, has signed a Deed of Standing Offer to provide electromagnetic environmental effects (E3) testing and design services for Australian Defence Force (ADF) aircraft and systems.
John Duddy, vice president and managing director of Boeing Defence Australia, said “As the first company in the Southern Hemisphere to receive National Association of Testing Authority certification to conduct E3 tests on military and commercial aircraft, Boeing has the resources and skills to help the ADF maximize the performance and safety of its platforms and equipment.”
For six months, Boeing and the Directorate General Technical Airworthiness worked together to develop the deed that will allow any ADF operational unit to contract with the Boeing E3 team to test for electromagnetic interference and its damaging environmental effects on military platforms and equipment. It will also provide design advice to correct any E3 vulnerabilities or problems identified for a platform.
Mark Wade, head of Systems Certification and Integrity for ADF’s Directorate General Technical Airworthiness, said “Boeing’s ability to verify that an ADF aircraft can withstand an operational electromagnetic environment will be a significant contributor to aircraft capability and safety.”