Defence Vehicle Engineering.

While military vehicles have specific, often unique attributes and requirements, the fundamental traditional role of vehicle engineering retains its importance in ensuring successful mission completion on many levels.

Whether delivering supplies, weapons or personnel, military vehicles rely heavily on traditional vehicle engineering attributes being set appropriately and delivered robustly.

With its combination of renowned, highly qualified and experienced staff, and a unique collection of test and validation facilities, MIRA is uniquely placed to provide rapid, real time and comprehensive vehicle engineering solutions and support to meet any demand.

MIRA's vehicle engineering capabilities can be utilised to support many different defence vehicle engineering projects, including:

  • Whole vehicle engineering and development programmes
  • Reducing vulnerability and improving communications through EMC performance optimisation
  • Improving weapons platform stability and personnel readiness through NVH development
  • Ensuring high durability and reliability via on site virtual and physical testing
  • Seamless integration of vehicle wide systems and the wider battle space integration required by modern defence forces
  • Braking

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    In modern conflicts, military vehicles often need to be deployed into aggressive environments and carry payloads that their braking systems were not designed for. MIRA is a world leader in supplying solutions for military vehicle braking system engineering, upgrading and testing.


  • Defence Vehicle Development

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    Whether new or existing platforms, MIRA is well versed in the design and development of vehicles to meet stringent performance, environmental and durability requirements, often carrying out research, assessments and benchmarking to define those requirements.


  • Defence Vehicle Dynamics

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    MIRA’s Vehicle Dynamics team understands the particular requirements of military vehicles. Designed for high stress environments and extreme operating conditions and manufactured using the latest materials and techniques in critically short timescales.


  • Seat Development

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    MIRA has a successfully helped Defence Seat Manufacturers engineer improvements to existing seat designs to ensure that they meet vehicle blast survivability compliance requirements and reduce the transmitted vibration into the seat to comply with the requirements of the physical agents directive. MIRA can also programme manage the delivery of compliant seats ready for installation into military vehicles.


  • Climatic Wind Tunnels

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    MIRA has two state of the art climatic wind tunnels (CWTs). These facilities allow our customers to test their products under a wide range of wind speeds while exposed to different global environmental conditions. This enables customers development time-scales to be further compressed, delivering 'right first time' products into markets faster and more cost effectively than their competitors.


  • Combined Environment Testing

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    MIRA's combined environment facilities enable tests combining cyclic temperature, humidity, solar loading and shock/vibration to be run according to a customer’s exact requirements.



  • EMC Defence Testing Facilities

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     MIRA Defence EMC testing facilities meet the full requirements for the Def Stan 59-411 and MIL-STD. MIRA is also perfectly placed to support any CE marking requirements of defence systems ensuring the most efficient route to compliance.



  • Vehicle Environmental Test Chambers

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    MIRA's whole-vehicle environmental test chambers are for extreme temperature testing with humidity and solar loading options. MIRA's twin chambers accommodate two passenger cars separately or, when linked together, one commercial vehicle.



  • Vehicle Proving Ground

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    MIRA’s proving ground is one the largest, most comprehensively specified and truly independent automotive proving grounds in the world. Located in the Midlands, at the heart of the UK Automotive cluster, MIRA offers every kind of global driving challenge from one location in complete safety and security.