Misją Instytutu jest naukowo-badawcze wspomaganie eksploatacji techniki lotniczej


The Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT) is the leader of the Scientific and Research support for military aviation technology. Supervised by the Minister of National Defence, since 1953 it has been developing modern solutions that bring large savings to Poland, at the same time maintaining the highest level of the used technology. The products and services created by Polish scientists at the Institute are also recognized beyond the borders of the country, becoming the showcase of Polish engineering.


The Institute cooperates with the largest Polish and foreign armament manufacturers and Armed Forces companies, carrying out works, among others for NATO, the European Defence Agency and the Space Agency, or the European Commission.

Scientific Council

The Scientific Council of the Institute is entitled to confer postdoctoral degrees in the field of "Construction and Operation of Machines". As a result of a comprehensive evaluation of its activity, a Committee appointed by the Minister of Science and Higher Education for many years has classified the Institute among the highest scientific categories.


The structure includes 9 research and development divisions, within the framework of which specialist laboratories accredited by the Ministry of National Defence and the Polish Centre for Accreditation.

Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

The Institute manufactures advanced unmanned aerial vehicles whose strategic subsystems are developed on its premises, which increases the safety and precision of the performed tasks. UAVs are intended for conducting observations and inspections of critical infrastructure as well as precise engaging of a target with the use of armament. The Department of Aircraft Structures is responsible for the construction of innovative manned and unmanned aircraft structures.

Institute provides the Air Defence Forces with unmanned airborne targets, which are used for training air defence troops. The highest realism of exercises is ensured by a Jet Target, which reaches the speed of 150 metres per second.

Aircraft Testing

The Institute conducts Aircraft Testing both on the ground and in flight. For this purpose, various non-destructive testing techniques, monitoring and evaluation systems, endurance tests and diagnostics of tribological systems as well as hydraulic systems are applied.

Jet engines testing

Diagnostics of aircraft engines include endoscopic tests of hard-to-reach parts and components, tests of various types of drives conducted in the hush house, diagnostics of aircraft engine bearing systems and the technique of vibration monitoring of jet engine turbine rotor blades. Wind turbine blades are subjected to similar tests.


The result of works on composite structures is the established – together with Military Air Works in Dęblin – KOMPO-TECH consortium, where specially prepared production halls have been equipped with devices for the manufacture of large composite structures, including elements and parts of military planes, helicopters and unmanned aircraft. In 2018, the Institute obtained funds for establishing laboratories of the National Research Centre for Intelligent Composite Materials. This is where research will be conducted on innovative materials for the aviation industry and high technology sectors.

Aircraft modernisation

Poland's ownership rights regarding the highly advanced technology is of great importance for the strategic security of the state. The most important solutions include: Digital avionics for the W-3 Gluszec helicopter and the ORLIK aircraft, modernization of the "Mi" family helicopters, including the Integrated Avionics System and the Communications System as well as the Helmet-mounted - display and sighting systems.
The Institute's technology and solutions allow for extension of the operation life of Polish air force and also to maintain the permanent combat readiness of aircraft. The Institute is also a producer of the Pilot's Marine Suit and digital flight parameter recorders.


Air Force Institute of Technology develops, modernises and conducts research and certification of aviation armament. It also has the competence to extend their operational life. It is the author of an integrated system for assessing the use of aviation armament on the training ground, and its offer includes, among others, training aircraft armament and air target imitators, self - defence system compliant with NATO standards and non-guided missile launcher. The Institute develops the technology of using new armament on-board of aircraft and helicopters used in the Armed Forces.

Training systems

The Institute develops training systems with the use of virtual reality; for exercises with operation of aircraft that are used in the Armed Forces, and for training pilots and operators on the operation of the Link 16 network on the Polish fighters. It supports the training of the Air Defence Forces in the field of maintenance, detection and removal of failures and combat work in simulated air situation environment.
Outer space solutions
The space observation system developed at the Institute is used to detect and track objects. It enables to recognize unregistered satellites and objects, which move in low Earth orbit, threatening with a fall on the territory of the country.

IT systems

In 2011, a comprehensive aviation safety analysis and assessment system, created at the Institute, was implemented at the Polish Armed Forces; it supports and facilitates command at all levels. The next stage of development is the TURAWA MATS system intended for multilateral support of the Air Traffic Services Management.

Fuels, oils, lubricants and energy

Institute is looking for new solutions in the field of the use of fuels, lubricants and special substances as well as the construction and operation of equipment for their distribution and storage. The works include the design of solutions in the area of power engineering, the search for new energy sources, optimization of energy processes and the study of energy consumption in friction nodes.

Airfield and road infrastracture assessment

The Institute carries out research and works that enable assessment of the parameters of airfield pavements and road surfaces. Its competence includes the study of the load-bearing capacity, roughness and evenness of the surface, as well as issuing opinions and judgements allowing new materials or elements of systems for use in civilian and military airports. Research, expert opinions and consultations cover the construction process with the analysis of used materials, acceptance expert opinions as well as testing and diagnostics of the used road and airport pavements.


The strength of the Institute is its personnel who have been educated at renowned Polish technical and military universities, often with extensive experience in the Polish Armed Forces, and the structures of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation. Thanks to their commitment and hard work the Institute keeps pace with internationally recognized defence corporations, reinforcing the reputation of Polish Technology.


ul. Księcia Bolesława 6
01-494 Warszawa, skryt. poczt. 96

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Air Force Institute of Technology
ul. Księcia Bolesława 6
01-494 Warszawa