With the ever increasing desire for range and delivery capabilities of ballistic defence equipment, weapons and sight
systems are constantly evolving in complexity. As a result current systems now incorporate more sophisticated
technology than ever before. This paper describes the non-intrusive mechanical field data acquisition and subsequent
analysis and test integration techniques performed on complex opto-mechanical weapon mounted systems. As a result of
physical acquisition, innovative techniques have been developed to enable the synthesis of the transient recordings for
the purpose of finite element analysis. Further investigations have revealed new possibilities in applying more
accurately controlled 'in house' loads, for low cost representative test purposes.