CASSIDIAN Launches Answer to “No Fault Found” Servicing Issue for Electro-optical Equipment


  • Millions of pounds could be saved over lifetime of equipment by removing need for unnecessary return and repair.
  • Deployed equipment remains in-service where troops need it.

15 September 2011 – Cassidian launches the OLISE electro-optical tester at DSEi in London this week.

A recent internal study by Cassidian estimated that on a land platform fleet of 450 vehicles a single Line Replaceable Unit (LRU) type could be expected to incur £4million of unnecessary No Fault Found (NFF) costs over a 7 year life. Studies from the civil aviation industry have shown that between 20%-60% of electronic units returned for repair are typically NFF.

The answer is “Gold standard screening”. This involves taking a fully functional “Gold standard” item, and “learning” how it should function under various conditions. Equipment suspected to be faulty can then be screened against the behaviour of the Gold standard without the need for access to complex test equipment.

One such “Gold standard” screening system is Cassidian’s electro-optical tester – OLISE – intended primarily for use in testing smaller opto-electronic systems critical to live operations: goggles, visible and infrared cameras, laser rangers and designators, sights and image intensifiers. The equipment can also be used to test optical systems on aircraft without the need to remove the equipment.

Designed especially for deployment in small, local workshops the system is a field transportable device offering reduced storage space and in field logistics.

About CASSIDIAN (www.cassidian.com)

Cassidian, an EADS company, is a worldwide leader in global security solutions and systems, providing Lead Systems Integration and value-added products and services to civil and military customers around the globe: air systems (aircraft and unmanned aerial systems), land, naval and joint systems, intelligence and surveillance, cyber security, secure communications, test systems, missiles, services and support solutions. In 2010, Cassidian – with around 28,000 employees – achieved revenues of € 5.9 billion. EADS is a global leader in aerospace, defence and related services. In 2010, the Group – comprising Airbus, Astrium, Cassidian and Eurocopter – generated revenues of € 45.8 billion and employed a workforce of more than 121,000.

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Sean Tregonning
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sean.tregonning@cassidian.com
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