DSDTCoP – Flare Investigation Task – Environmental Testing


The field of Digital Twins as a whole holds incredible possibilities within the entire defence landscape.

In the case of air countermeasures – specifically flares – the ability for them to provide a decoy is a well-established concept and has been in service in the RAF since the 1960s with the Vulcan bomber. Not only is it relevant for today as a countermeasure, it will also be relevant for the foreseeable future.

Digital simulations and representations of flares systems have the potential to provide the MOD with an improved design, test, evaluation and through life support capability for its countermeasure assets. MOD have selected five topics for the Digital Twin Community of Practice to help them understand new approaches.

Environmental Testing

What are we looking for? – To explore the potential for digital modelling methods for environmental testing of OME to support the Safety and Environmental Case Report (SECR) process. If unachievable, a review of the current qualification process is welcome.

Technical description – To propose valid adaptations to current qualification methods that should reduce environmental testing time or severities. Additionally, it is desired any proposed qualification method will avoid over-testing the OME.

Digital Twin CoP Flare Investigation Task Workstrands
Defence Support Digital Twin Community of Practice

DSDTCoP – Flare Investigation Task – Environmental Testing Documents

20231019-Digital Twins Flares Investigation – Combined Slide Pack19/Oct/2023
20231019-Digital Twin Flares Investigation Detailed Strand Requirements Compiled18/Oct/2023