captive test

captive test

[′kap·tiv ′test]
(engineering)
A hold-down test of a propulsion subsystem, rocket engine, or motor.
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This effort includes 14 special air training missiles; five all up round containers; two captive test missiles; two guidance unit containers, and three sub assemblies.
13, 2005 /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon Company's Joint Standoff Weapon Block II (JSOW Block II), a new variant offering significantly lower unit cost and an additional payload option, successfully flew its first captive test flight Oct.
Its focus is creating cost effective technical solutions for both outsourced and captive test software and hardware needs within the semiconductor marketplace.
ATK has already collected data during "Sensor Week" at Eglin AFB, FL and will continue performing captive test flights throughout the year, including mobile sea target data.