Our experts provide test and evaluation strategies and solutions which improve and support customers' integrated test, evaluation and acceptance processes.
Inzpire’s approach to integrated test and acceptance (ITEA) is recognised by the Royal Air Force’s senior leadership as “best in class”.
Our team can support you at various levels, through working at the tactical level on operational tests for weapons, providing specialist advice to inform test procedures for new safety equipment, or delivering an acceptance argument for a new aircraft to headquarters.
Our blend of military experience and depth of specialist knowledge means we can deliver a unique service to meet all customer requirements.
Our expertise in integrated Test, Evaluation and Acceptance Plans is in high demand through our Trials Management Officers, who are advancing the UK’s air platform development. Inzpire’s systems and weapons trials managers have a wealth of operational and flight test experience, providing trials risk management, trials planning and flight trial delivery.
Our customers receive unrivalled support from our subject matter experts, each with a depth of operational experience and each a leader within their field; we believe this gives our customers the information advantage, defined by the UK Ministry of Defence as “the credible advantage gained through the continuous, adaptive, decisive and resilient employment of information and information systems”.
Since 2006 Inzpire have been embedded within the Typhoon programme, responsible for the planning, delivery and reporting of concurrent Typhoon systems and weapons upgrade projects. We contribute to the effective management of safety and risk and help determine the suitability of systems for front line operations and value for money. More recently, Inzpire has provided subject matter experts to the F35B Lightning programme, the Royal Air Force’s latest 5th Generation fighter, ensuring that this critical UK capability receives the same distinctive level of service, for which Inzpire is renowned.
Inzpire currently provides trials management expertise at RAF Coningsby on 41 Test and Evaluation Squadron and aircrew subject matter expertise to support technical teams at MoD Boscombe Down. This subject matter expertise in the fast-jet domain is acquired through our experts’ extensive operational experience and provides an aircrew point-of-view on weapons systems operation, acceptance/test and evaluation (T&E) requirements, proposed T&E solutions and T&E outcomes.
Inzpire’s suitably qualified and experienced personnel provide operational role experience airmanship, advice and support throughout the trials process, from planning to final report acceptance.
In November 2017 Inzpire was set the challenge of producing a report that would support the introduction into operational service of the F-35B Lightning’s initial operating capability (IOC). A year later the acceptance case report (ACR) was presented to the Royal Air Force’s Chief of the Air Staff and its findings ultimately underpinned the aircraft’s acceptance into UK service.
To ensure this outcome, the Inzpire team built a clear, unambiguous, logical argument, drawing on a significant body of evidence, mostly held in the USA and subsequently produced a succinct, ‘reader friendly’ report to enable the Lightning’s Senior Responsible Owner (SRO) to make a recommendation to the RAF leadership. The SRO ultimately described the ACR as ‘best in class’, recognising the complexities of a US led programme and the sensitivities of a 5th generation platform.
Inzpire have been tasked with expanding the UK’s F-35B Lightning’s Integrated Test, Evaluation and Acceptance Plan (ITEAP) to allow the project to move beyond the development phase into its future modernisation programme. The sensitivities associated with US operational test mean that the Inzpire team must work closely with both the UK’s Air Capability Sponsor and the Air Warfare Centre’s experts to identify opportunities to optimise future test, under the “test once use the results many times” concept. The successful development of a 5th Generation ITEAP will be ground-breaking and will influence air system testing and acceptance in the UK for many years to come. Inzpire’s team of operationally experienced test and evaluation experts provide an unrivalled capability to customers that wish to introduce complex air systems to their military capabilities.
We’re delighted to welcome Duncan Sackley, who joins Inzpire as a space consultant in our growing Space Division having previously spent 35 years in the Royal Air Force.
Our team are here to help. If you have any questions, no matter how big or small, please get in touch.