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Defence & Aerospace

Austest is the only independent test house within Australia, providing a full range of accredited defence and aerospace EMC/EMI/RF, Environmental, Mechanical, Acoustic, Electrical and Telecommunication testing services in a single location, which greatly simplifies logistics, scheduling timelines and test costs.

Our NSW, VIC and SA facilities are all formally accredited for testing to military and commercial standards relevant to defence and aerospace equipment including but not limited to:

  • MIL-STD-810
  • MIL-STD-1399
  • MIL-STD-167-1A
  • MIL-STD-202
  • MIL-STD-883
  • MIL-STD-1474
  • MIL-STD-740-1
  • MIL-STD-740-2
  • MIL-STD-461
  • MIL-STD-462
  • MIL-HDBK-2036
  • DEF STAN 00-35
  • DEF(AUST) 5168
  • RTCA DO-160

Recent Projects:

Austest has a proven track record and established relationships with major defence prime contractors as well as large number of 2nd and 3rd tier suppliers.  Recent projects where EMC/EMI and/or environmental qualification testing was carried out by Austest Labs include:

Source/Victim EMI/EMC testing
  • Naval Group (SEA1000)
  • Boeing Defence Australia – Land 2072 Phase 2B (Project Currawong, Battlefield Comms. System)
  • Raytheon Australia – Collins In Service Support (ISAW, CDWS-S, CSSM Sub IP etc.)
  • BAE Systems Australia – ESSM Block 2, ANZAC Mid-Life Capability Assurance Program (AMCAP), JP2069
  • Thales Australia – LAND125 Phase 3C (EF88, F89A2)
  • SAAB Systems Australia – SEA1439 Phase 3.1, Integrated Ship Control Management and Monitoring System Obsolescence Remediation (ISCMMS OR)
  • AWD Alliance – SEA4000
  • Satellite/Rocket Antenna Pattern Measurements – Classified


In addition to our altitude, shock and vibration services (combined with low temp), we use our semi anechoic chambers (Sydney and Adelaide) and customised software to automatically rotate, measure and log, linear and circular antenna polarisations or various types of antenna, ranging from GPS to UHF and varying the angular accuracy according to customers requirements (accuracy up to 0.1°) with co-polarised or cross-polarised measurements in the E-plane, H-plane, or full spherical patterns.


Austest Labs is the leading provider of testing services for naval equipment offering:

  • SRS-based shipborne shock testing to BV043, MIL-S-901D/E or equivalent standards
  • MIL-STD-167 vibration testing of 2000 kg payloads
  • Static and dynamic inclination testing to MIL-HDBK-2036
  • Environmental testing to MIL-STD-810
  • Airborne and structureborne noise testing to MIL-STD-1474, MIL-STD-740-1/-2

    19″ Rack Vibration testing, 60KN Austest Melbourne
  • EMC/EMI testing to MIL-STD-461 sections applicable to naval equipment

Having been involved in every major project in Australia over last 15 years (ANZAC, Collins, AWD and currently SEA1000 ), Austest engineers have accumulated unmatched experience in testing of naval equipment and in-depth understanding of RAN requirements. We are particularly proud to be the industry leader in the area of naval shock testing and the only provider capable of conducting SRS-based shock testing simulating underwater explosions to Naval Technical Bureau (NTB) specifications.

Austest Labs Naval Shock capabilities are far superior to any currently available alternative and provide the best opportunity for a pass result while assisting suppliers in avoiding unnecessary over design of their equipment. Shock pulses generated by our specialised and customised equipment offers the closest possible match to NTB’s requirements with minimal over-test at the all-important low frequency end of the spectrum.  Similar testing offered by other providers within Australia/NZ region may subject equipment to massive over-testing due to limitations and obsolescence of test equipment.

Bottom line…Austest Laboratories is exceptionally well positioned in assisting suppliers or contractors wishing to engage in SEA1000, SEA5000 and SEA1180 projects.

Design and Consultancy Services

  • advisory services covering Defence standards and requirements
  • Antenna Pattern Measurements
  • Vibration and shock consulting
  • Design of cushions and resilient mounts
  • Vibration measurement and diagnostics
  • Test plan preparation
  • Acoustic design and noise mitigation
  • Test fixtures design and manufacture

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