With a Defence and Security market that is changing rapidly, military customers around the world are looking to deliver a step-change in the pace of force generation against a backdrop of continuing fiscal pressures and a rapidly evolving threat landscape.
Threats are increasing and becoming more sophisticated, making for a highly complex operational environment that Governments must plan, resource, test and train for. New technology and systems need to be put into the hands of war-fighters far quicker. The systems being used are also getting more complex, often building on innovation in the civilian world. As such, a richer suite of “systems of systems” is increasingly required to meet military demands. A modern Test & Evaluation capability must ensure that these systems can work effectively together and allow customers to rapidly and safely experiment with new technologies and processes to evolve and create new defence capabilities.
To meet these challenges, we're modernising Test & Evaluation. As an example, under our unique 25-year UK Ministry of Defence Long Term Partnering Agreement, we coordinate and deliver Test & Evaluation and Training Support services across 16 Land, Maritime, Air and Weapons sites. Recognising challenges such as reduced cost of operations, support of 4th/5th generation platforms and weapons, range encroachment and environmental impacts, our investment in new technology, facilities and operating models ensures that capabilities match front-line Test & Evaluation and training requirements, with significant built in cost savings over the life of the contract.
We have built extensive experience across the breadth of Test & Evaluation services, including range development and operation, provision of representative threats, trials design, trials delivery and data evaluation. We combine access to a diverse set of ranges and facilities with cross-disciplinary scientific and engineering expertise, operational know-how and broad-ranging partnerships with industry and academia. As a system-agnostic technology and engineering company with deep roots into the military, we offer a unique blend of operational ethos, technical capability and a collaborative mind set.
We strongly believe that delivering effective Defence Capability requires Test & Evaluation to represent the environment and threat that an asset or capability could be exposed to. By performing Test & Evaluation in a controlled environment, we can provide equipment, systems and tools to our troops, knowing they are safe to operate and perform as expected.