Cooperation with TRTEST Opens Up Standart Test’s Capabilities to the Turkish Defence and Aerospace Sector
Standart Test and TRTEST signed an exclusivity agreement on January 11 related to the use of testing infrastructure. Through the agreement, Standart Test becomes the first company to offer its testing infrastructure to the coordination of TRTEST. The Turkish defence and aerospace sector has thus acquired an solar radiation testing infrastructure for military platforms up to the size of tactical wheeled armoured vehicles within the scope of the MIL-STD 810G standard.
Under the agreement, defence and aerospace companies that need to test their products can apply to TRTEST in order to benefit from Standart Test’s testing infrastructure. Embracing a principle of neutrality, Standart Test will provide services to companies applying for tests as an independent testing organisation.
After launching its operations in 2017, Standart Test has since established many important testing facilities with its €1-million investment. From the outset, the company established in Turkey a testing cabin with the largest volume and the highest heating and cooling capacity, in order to perform tests according to the MIL-STD 810G standard. The cabin is capable of accommodating a military vehicle measuring 21.5 metres in length, 4.9 metres in width and 4 metres in height, and has a cooling and heating capacity of 180 kW/hour and 200 kW/hour, respectively.
Standart Test also has two separate testing cabins measuring 1 cubic metre each, one of which can be used for rain and drip tests, and the other for salt spray tests. The facility can also carry out tests according to the MIL-STD 1275D standard.
Possessing Turkey’s largest testing infrastructure in terms of volume and capacity, Standart Test’s infrastructure will allow for the conduct of various tests that could not previously be executed in Turkey, thus relieving the defence and aerospace sector of a significant external dependency. In the upcoming months, once Standart Test completes its primary investments, the facility will also be able to carry out shock vibration tests under the MIL-STD 810G standard, and EMI/EMC tests under the MIL-STD 461F standard. Preparing itself to offer EMI/EMC testing services to vehicles of up to 16 tons with a 13 x 10 x 6 metre cabin, Standart Test will also be able to perform shock vibration tests on vehicles of up to 5 tons in its 300 kN capacity cabin.
Standart Tests aims to rapidly respond to the testing requests of companies with its highly automated testing infrastructure, and to thus alleviate the long waiting periods for tests that are a subject of common complaint within the sector.
Öznur Ökçün, General Manager of Standart Test, stated that their investments, made entirely through their own resources, had closed an important gap in the sector in terms of testing needs. “At our facility, we’ll be carrying out for the first time many tests that previously could not be done in Turkey. This will enable the security forces of our country to carry equipment to the field whose reliability has already been proven in a testing environment.” Ökçün said.
Commenting on this development Bilal Aktaş, General Manager of TRTEST, said: “Thanks to this newly-forged cooperation, we have cleared the way for all stakeholders in the sector to benefit from Standart Test’s existing infrastructure. Moreover, this cooperation has made us to take a step forward to our objective of gathering the coordination of all testing in Turkey.
About Standart Test
Standart Test was established as a Nero Industries subsidiary in 2017, with the stated goal of carrying out independent testing activities for the Turkish defence and aerospace sector. Located in the Anadolu Organised Industrial Zone in Ankara, Standart Test’s 2,000-square-metre facility can provide a wide range of testing services in accordance with the MIL-STD 810, MIL-STD 461 and MIL-STD 1275 documents.
For Detailed Information:
General Manager: Öznur ÖKÇÜN , Corporate Communications Manager: Hidayet AKSU
Telephone: +90 (312) 504 5453
Website Address: www.stest.com.tr