Aerospace Vehicle Research, Development, Test, and Evaluation

Giving the warfighter a competitive edge

High-performance aerospace vehicles give the United States a competitive edge in aerodynamic accomplishments, aerospace applications, and defense systems. Dynetics has applied our aerospace vehicle design, development, analysis, and testing capabilities to unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), air- and ground-launched munitions and missile systems, and manned rotorcraft to meet the growing needs of our customers.

Dynetics' Core Capabilities

Dynetics' broad technical skills, based on years of experience, include the following necessary core capabilities to support aerospace vehicle research, development, test, and evaluation:

We incorporate our core capabilities into a flexible and tailored systems engineering approach. By forging partnerships with our customers, we are able to define consistent and achievable requirements to develop end products that meet user needs.

Dynetics' Ability to Meet Customer Needs

In response to an urgent customer need, Dynetics developed the 22,000-pound guided bomb unit (GBU)-43/B Massive Ordnance Air Blast (MOAB) in partnership with the Air Force Research Lab (AFRL). In only three months, the MOAB preliminary concept was developed into a detailed design, fabricated, and proven by a flight test program of three successful guided flight tests conducted over a span of only 13 days.

MOAB was then produced and available to the warfighter during the early days of the Iraq conflict.

Dynetics also designed and developed the Quick-Materiel Express Delivery System (Quick-MEDS), a small 20-pound guided pod for delivery of critical supplies to troops. The initial nine-month design effort concluded with the fabrication of a prototype system successfully flight-tested through a series of guided drops.