QinetiQ was established in Canada in 2014 when the QinetiQ Group in the United Kingdom (UK) made a strategic decision to invest in developing a new Canadian subsidiary.
Now called QinetiQ Target Systems (QTS), QTS provides target systems to around 40 countries from operations in the UK and Canada, enhancing our position in global Test and Evaluation.
In December 2017, the 7000th Banshee target was produced
We support customers such as the Canadian Coast Guard, Royal Canadian Navy, Government of Canada and the Department of National Defence, including advising on future warship programmes.
Our work on the 1850km TANAP pipeline will be the world's largest fibre distributed sensing project, providing a single monitoring system that integrates leak detection and third party interference prevention.
TANAP pipeline spans across three countries
We operate the FPC on behalf of the Swedish Defence Material Administration, FMV. In 2017, an episode of the BBC Two TV show 'Astronauts' was filmed in the FPC.
Maximum G force of the Dynamic Flight Simulator in the FPC
Today we have built on our unmanned aerial capabilities with the addition of QinetiQ Target Systems to our global offering.
QinetiQ Target Systems have customers in over 40 countries
We have been the prime contractor for the development of the International Berthing Docking Mechanism for the European Space Agency since 2014.
Satellites which are currently in orbit were developed by our Space team
We acquired Ball Solutions Group, Novare Group and AeroStructures Group the following year, complementing the UK capabilities and enhancing our defence and aerospace expertise for the growing Australian market.
Number of employees has grown to over 350
This marked the start of a string of acquisitions, forming what is now QinetiQ North America (QNA). QNA is a world leader in development and delivery of unmanned systems.
Robots deployed worldwide
In 2015 the At Sea Demonstration took place at the MOD Hebrides range. There were a number of world firsts including the first rocket launch into space from UK soil.
Enabled the first intercept of a ballistic missile in the UK
We are working with the US's Transportation Security Administration to develop SPO-NX, a stand-off detection system that locates potential threats concealed under clothing.
Scanning range of up to 15 metres
We were the first business in Australia to be given the accreditation to approve structural designs for all Australian Defence Force registered aircraft. In 2015, we were awarded the Part 21 Subpart J Military Design Organisation Approval (MDOA).
Military aircraft designs delivered under our AEO
Every few seconds a Boeing aircraft takes off and lands that has been tested in our low-speed wind tunnel.
Every three seconds a Boeing aircraft takes off or lands
Today, we are one of the world's leading suppliers of military robots. Our latest security and first responder robot is capable of lifting over 50kg (110lbs).
Recently our experiments investigating how astronaut's bodies adapt to microgravity have been delivered to the International Space Station.
Our new material, TitanWeave, absorbs energy to make aircraft structures three times more resistant to impacts from birds or miniature drone strikes.
Today, the Flight Physiological Centre we operate in Sweden has a free-flight-capable active gondola used for high-G training and flight simulation.
The Dynamic Flight Simulator in Sweden has 30ft arm length
In 2016 we won a contract to update aircraft and introduce a new syllabus to meet future military and commercial test aircrew training needs.
ETPS students have become astronauts, including Major Tim Peake
In 2016, we delivered a world first, Unmanned Warrior, in partnership with the Royal Navy. It was the largest demonstration of unmanned systems alongside a major multinational naval exercise.