Defence and Security

Defence and Safety

VZLU also cooperates closely with the defence industry and security area. Activities usually belong to following expert fields: aerodynamic design, composite structures, strength of structures and implementation of advanced materials and technologies.

As for aerodynamics, beside standard CFD computations and wind tunnel measurements VZLU offers for instance numerical simulations and experimental investigations on under-wing pylon jettison for military aircraft, and wide variety of other highly specialised tasks useful for the development of advanced military aircraft.

In the area of the strength of structures VZLU provides static and fatigue testing, parallel to FEM calculations. VZLU performs specific high velocity impact tests of airframes. VZLU also offers variety of simulations of projectile penetration, crash simulations, climatic and mechanical testing of military and security devices and equipment. VZLU also designs special composite structures; a representation of this ability is radio-transparent composite fairings and radomes used for military radars.

VZLU is active also in security research, participating in the development of unmanned aerial vehicles and systems (UAV/UAS/RPAS). VZLU’s role is mainly in platform development, utilizing its experience in aerodynamics, strength of structures and composite materials application.

Other VZLU’s activities in security area are various types of security studies, e.g. modelling of poison gases dispersion in case of industrial accidents or potential terrorist attacks, spread of fire in strategic facilities etc.

VZLU is developing activities towards wider involvement in European defence and security programs. We are currently working to become involved in the EDIDP (European Defence Industrial Development Program), supported by the European Defence Agency (EDA) and the European Commission. VZLU also participates in national security research programs led by the Ministry of the Interior.

VZLU holds a licence to trade with military equipment.