Aerospace Technology: Technical Data and Information on Foreign Test Facilities
GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE WASHINGTON DC NATIONAL SECURITY AND INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS DIV
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We reviewed investment in foreign aerospace vehicle research and technological development efforts. This report provides technical data and information on foreign aerospace test facilities wind tunnels and air-breathing propulsion test cells and their capabilities. This report is the first in a planned series of reports on aerospace investment in foreign countries. Appendix I includes an explanation of the facility data sheets a summary of each individual facilitys performance characteristics and cost information, as well as narrative statements describing the facilitys technical capabilities and research or test programs currently being conducted a description of wind tunnels or air-breathing propulsion test cells a quick reference to facilities by country and our objectives scope, and methodology. Appendix II provides a definition and explanation of each data element used in this report. Appendixes III through X contain individual facility data sheets by country and photographs, schematic drawings, andor schematic diagrams of the facilitys layout, where available. Appendix XI contains a list of facility installation addresses. A glossary of technical terms appears at the end of this report.
- Research and Experimental Aircraft
- Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods