Aircrew Equipment Testing

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Aircrew Equipment Testing

DTB’s safety and survival team provides the engineering and testing services required to perform developmental test and evaluation, first article, qualification, and production lot quality conformance verification testing in support of all phases of the ALSS/ALSE life cycle. Our facilities are equipped to provide all of following services necessary for the complete range of fully integrated engineering and test program support:

  • Ejection seats
  • Oxygen systems and equipment
  • Helmets and visors
  • Restraint systems
  • Life rafts and preservers
  • Personal protective equipment/systems (PPE/S)
  • Compressed gas systems/cylinders
  • Seat survival kits
  • Crashworthy troop/passenger seats

Some of the developmental test and evaluation programs for which DTB has performed safety and survival testing include:

  • Multi-platform restraint systems
  • US Air Force and Navy ejection seats
  • Integrated aircrew ensemble (IAE) for ejection seat aircraft
  • 20-person multi-place life raft
  • Crashworthy systems
  • Night vision equipment
  • Helmet-mounted displays
  • Air save survival system assembly
  • Joint helmet-mounted cueing system (JMCS)
  • Directed energy eye protection
  • Advanced tactical life support system (ATLSS)
  • Combat edge
  • Positive pressure breathing G-sensing
  • Oxygen regulators
  • Chemical, biological, and radiological (CBR) protection systems