Aerospace Technology:

Technical Data and Information on Foreign Test Facilities

NSIAD-90-71FS: Published: Jun 22, 1990. Publicly Released: Jun 22, 1990.

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Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed U.S. investment in foreign aerospace vehicle research and technological development efforts, focusing on technical data and information on foreign aerospace test facilities and capabilities.

GAO provided: (1) an explanation of the facilities' data sheets, including a summary of each facility's performance characteristics and cost information, and narrative statements describing facility technical capabilities and current research or test programs; (2) a description of wind tunnels and air-breathing propulsion test cells; (3) definitions and explanations of each cited data element; (4) individual facility data sheets by country and photographs, available schematic drawings, or schematic diagrams of facility layouts; (5) a list of facility installation addresses; and (6) a glossary of technical terms.

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