QinetiQ Australia announces Australian War Memorial sponsorship

QinetiQ Australia today announced a sponsorship with the Australian War Memorial in Canberra to provide project management and engineering services valued at AU$50,000 per year over the next two years. At the same time, Director of the Australian War Memorial Dr Brendan Nelson officially opened QinetiQ Australia's new Canberra office located at Level 3, 12 Brindabella Circuit, within Canberra Airport’s Brindabella Business Park.

Dr Nelson said: “I’m delighted to officially open QinetiQ Australia’s new Canberra office. It’s great to have them on board as a sponsor of the Memorial. Their aerospace consultants and engineers are going to aid our conservators with the restoration of retired military aircraft acquisitions for our collection. We’ll be accessing their expertise to help manage these projects and to provide engineering support for activities that may include repairing damaged components or reassembly.”

QinetiQ Australia Managing Director Greg Barsby said: “Our sponsorship of the Memorial demonstrates our commitment to corporate social responsibility. As an Australian Department of Defence contractor, we feel it is important to give back to the wider Defence community. Our aerospace consultants and engineers, who mostly work on 4th and 5th generation military aircraft, are extremely excited to have the opportunity to work on the early genesis of those technologies.”

Mr Barsby added: “The relocation of our Canberra office to a new larger office space within the business park is a reflection of the growing number of Canberra-based projects we’re supporting. It also facilitates future organisational growth and underscores our commitment to our customers, suppliers and staff.”

In addition to Canberra, QinetiQ Australia has offices in Adelaide, Brisbane and Melbourne, supporting more than 70 customers across Australia in Defence, Government and industry. QinetiQ Australia also employs more than 250 people, 80 of which are specialists in the aerospace domain.

QinetiQ Australia’s aerospace domain provides a wide range of advisory and engineering services, such as acquisition, sustainment and contracting, program and complex project management, systems engineering, capability assurance, risk management, aircraft structural integrity management, airframe life extension, design of repairs and modifications, stress and fatigue analysis, software development and Non-Destructive Testing.

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  • A FTSE250 company, QinetiQ uses its world class knowledge, research and innovation to provide high-end technical expertise and advice, to customers in the global aerospace, defence and security markets. QinetiQ's unique position enables it to be a trusted partner to government organisations, predominantly in the UK and the US, including defence departments as well as other international customers in targeted sectors.
  • As part of the QinetiQ company, QinetiQ Australia has more than 250 specialist staff located across Australia who use their know-how to deliver trusted and impartial advice and services to Australian defence and government organisations across air, land, maritime, government and technology domains.
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Australia
Jenny Waller, Marketing Manager, QinetiQ Australia on Tel: +61(7) 3031 0257
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