Aerospace & Defence

For aerospace manufacturers, maximizing productivity and optimizing the total cost of ownership of production equipment are the crucial success factors to maintaining long-term competitive advantage.


And while the aerospace sector is seriously concerned with aviation efficiency and the requirements of environmental directives, defence industry manufacturers have the added concerns of ensuring reliability and high performance of military systems, often under extreme conditions.


Ever‐shortening design and development time frames of modern aerospace and space programs demand 'right‐first-time' engineering. 

Industry Segments

Civil & Defence Aircraft

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Civil & Defence Aircraft

Qualifying propulsion systems and airframes for certification

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Naval Defence

Comprehensive acoustic and structural testing and monitoring solutions 

Space Vehicles & Satellite Qualification

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Space Vehicles & Satellite Qualification

Noise and vibration testing and modal analysis for enhanced reliability

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Ground Defence

Your Partner Through the Entire Product Life Cycle  

A&D products are complex, expensive and have a long lifecycle. Development often starts virtually with simulation playing a role in achieving the desired results. However, results still need to be validated by physical testing of prototypes to increase confidence and data integrity before production. High-quality, time- and cost-efficient testing is critical to meeting program milestones, and HBK adds real value to the development and validation process by providing integrated solutions for test and measurement.

Before certification, aerospace products face intensive qualification tests and flight trials, to ensure that equipment designs meet performance expectations. Malfunction is not an option. Design flaws must be discovered to ensure maximum safety in operation. Qualification testing is critical in the evaluation of the static and dynamic structural integrity of a system. HBK solutions help manufacturers achieve the certificate of airworthiness and qualify new developments before introduction.

HBK continues to support ongoing testing in the field for legal compliance, extended product life plus monitoring of environmental impact with engineering services and solutions. These include predictive maintenance and reliability solutions that support a wide range of reliability and maintainability analysis techniques, including life data analysis and accelerated life testing.

Civil & Defence Aircraft

Electrification is a megatrend in all ground and airborne vehicles and has found its way into the aerospace industry. Electric aircraft propulsion systems have their unique design and measurement challenges as they push the limits of technology by going to higher voltages and frequencies. These systems are highly complex, requiring a high number of measurements and a large variety of signals to be acquired for initial validation and certification, efficiency and control testing.


We at HBK support our customers with initial research and validation of novel materials, components, and entire systems. The HBK all-in-one power testing solution integrates and synchronizes all measurements to ensure fast, accurate, and reliable testing. 

Battery Testing

To ensure maximum performance and safety, HBK offers battery testing solutions for electrical testing, mechanical vibration, and durability testing. As durability testing is often repetitive, we make sure test results are accurate and consistent throughout. 

Complete Propulsion System Testing

Reliability is essential as there are obvious catastrophic effects of failures during service. Extensive vibroacoustic tests are required to evaluate performance under aerodynamic loading.

Structural Dynamics and Modal Testing

The Structural Dynamic and Modal Tests help to determine the dynamic parameters of a propulsion system and its components. HBK provides a comprehensive set of modal analysis and validation tools enabling you to validate simulation models which are used to update flutter boundary predictions prior to the first test flight. 

Space Vehicles & Satellite Qualification

Acoustic Fatigue Testing

Acoustic fatigue testing simulates the acoustic signature of a spacecraft launch, and then subjects the test article to those intense levels of acoustic stress to ensure that the spacecraft and its components can withstand launch.

Random Vibration Testing

This test simulates vibration typically experienced by space vehicles under real-world operating conditions. HBK’s dedicated solution helps you locate structural weaknesses and ensures that no significant structural dynamic changes have occurred.

Naval Defence

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