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Defence Vehicle Testing

Defence Vehicle Testing

Defence vehicle testing involves evaluating military vehicles to ensure they meet stringent performance, durability, safety, and operational requirements. These tests are essential to ensure that defence vehicles can operate effectively in various conditions and withstand the demands of military operations.

HORIBA MIRA’s defence vehicle testing capabilities are comprehensive and rigorous, ensuring military vehicles perform effectively and reliably in the most challenging and hazardous operational environments.

Here are the main types of defence vehicle testing:

Mobility Testing

  • Off-Road Performance Testing: Evaluates the vehicle’s ability to navigate challenging terrain, including mud, sand, rocks, and water crossings.
  • Climbing and Descending Testing: Tests the vehicle’s capability to ascend steep inclines and descend safely without loss of control.


Durability and Reliability Testing

  • Long-Term Endurance Testing: Simulates extended operation in demanding conditions to assess the vehicle’s overall durability and reliability.
  • Accelerated Life Testing: Subjects the vehicle to accelerated wear and tear to predict its long-term performance and potential failure points.


Crew Comfort and Ergonomics Testing

  • Evaluates the vehicle’s interior design, seating, controls, and visibility to ensure the well-being and effectiveness of the crew during missions.
Cold Weather and Hot Weather Testing
  • Cold Start Testing: Evaluates the vehicle’s ability to start and operate reliably in extremely cold temperatures.
  • Hot Weather Testing: Assesses how well the vehicle performs and maintains functionality in hot and arid environments.


Water and Amphibious Testing
  • Water Fording Testing: Tests the vehicle’s ability to traverse water bodies, such as rivers and streams, without compromising performance or safety.
  • Amphibious Testing: Evaluates the vehicle’s capability to operate both on land and in water, including flotation, propulsion, and stability.
Electronic and Communication Systems Testing
  • Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) Testing: Ensures that the vehicle’s electronic systems do not interfere with other military equipment.
  • Communication System Testing: Assesses the performance of communication and data-sharing systems under different operating conditions.
  • Cybersecurity Testing: Assesses the cybersecurity measures and vulnerabilities of military vehicles to ensure they are protected against cyber threats that could compromise their functionality, safety, and mission success.
  • TEMPEST testing involves measures such as shielding, filtering, and grounding to minimize electromagnetic radiation. It also includes the use of specialized equipment and techniques to assess the susceptibility of a device to electromagnetic interference and to verify that it meets specified standards for secure operation.

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