The primary role of Joint Air Delivery Test and Evaluation Unit (JADTEU) is to conduct operational trials and evaluation to develop the delivery by air of manpower, machines and materiel on behalf of sponsors. In addition it provides advice/recommendations to MOD sponsors, other government departments, civilian industry and foreign governments on all air transport matters.
JADTEU received ISO 9001 accreditation on 19 March 1997 and is ISO 9000:2008 compliant. It has design approval status within the Military Aviation Authority Design Approval Organisation Scheme (DAOS), for aerial delivery systems and other air transport related equipment. The Unit, comprising of 5 lead sections and support staff as follows:
Air Portability Section. The Air Portability (AP) Section develops techniques and procedures for the loading and restraint of vehicles and equipment in fixed and rotary winged aircraft. They provide advice on all airportability issues and regularly provide Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) to MOD agencies and the wider aviation community.
Aerial Delivery Section. The Aerial Delivery (AD) Section is responsible for carrying out operational test and evaluation on all aerial delivery systems including vehicles, boats and stores delivered under parachute. It produces safe, tactically sound and effective procedures in order to meet Tri-Service operational requirements. Expertise is drawn from army RLC (Royal Logistic Corps) air despatchers and REME (Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers) engineers.
Helicopter Section. The Helicopter Section develops lifting schemes for, and provides advice on, the carriage of vehicles and equipment as helicopter underslung loads in support of UK military commitments. They also provide advice on helicopter underslung load operations.
Training Section. Training Section is the sole UK provider for the training of Defence instructors in helicopter handling, abseiling and fast roping. It also performs operational test an evaluation of roping and abseiling systems and ancillary equipment. It provides specialist advice to all UK Defence and security agencies as well as supporting Defence diplomacy worldwide.
Support Staff. A wide variety of specialists including engineers, technical illustrators, designers and IT staff place the Unit in the enviable position of being a self-contained ‘one-stop shop’. DAOS accreditation allows JADTEU to design, manufacture and trial prototype equipment in support of the Unit mission.
DAOS Certificate: http://www.maa.mod.uk/linkedfiles/approvals/daos_approvals/daos_approved_orgs.pdf (PDF)
Helicopter Section - External Load Information:
Training Section - Roping from Helicopters:
Joint Air Delivery Test and Evaluation Unit
RAF Brize Norton
Fax: +44(0)1993 896 281
Task Co-Ordination Officer Telephone: +44(0)1993 896 295 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
JADTEU Training Section Clerk Telephone: +44(0)1993 896 274 Email: email@example.com
RAF Brize Norton, Carterton, Oxfordshire OX18 3LX.
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