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Celebrating 10 years in Australia


Sarah Roberson

2018 marks our 10th year of business in Australia. To celebrate, we’ve put together a fun quiz looking back over the past decade within defence industry in Australia. Take the quiz and test your knowledge.


For 10 years we’ve been protecting, improving and advancing Australia’s vital interests; providing essential engineering and professional services expertise to support Australia’s defence capabilities.

We are a company of brilliant engineers and consultants; partnering with customers to provide unbiased and bespoke engineering and design solutions to support the acquisition and operation of mission critical capability. Our deep and sophisticated engineering expertise is core to our business. We focus on modifying, redesigning, testing and certifying, and extending the life of capability.

We’re proud to partner with our Defence customer, partners and Australian small to medium sized enterprises to give Australia’s defence capability the competitive edge.

Hear from our employees on celebrating 10 years in Australia:

Highlights of the past 10 years

QinetiQ establishes a presence in Australia

We acquired Ball Solutions Group, Novare Group and AeroStructures Group, complementing the UK capabilities and enhancing our defence and aerospace expertise for the growing Australian market.

Awarded contract with the Defence Science and Technology Organisation in Australia

We have managed an integrated engineering workshop for the Defence Science and Technology Organisation (DSTO, later DST) since 2010. We carry out collaborative research and development in areas of strategic importance to the Australian Department of Defence.

Australian Defence Force supplied with dragon runner robots by QinetiQ North America

Our dragon runner robots enable operators to carry them into some of the most hazardous conditions and terrains on earth.

Upgrade completed of range control and safety system in Woomera, South Australia

The Woomera range is a major military and aerospace facility and our system monitors and safely controls the trials of military equipment or related training. The upgrade was a joint effort between the UK and Australian businesses.

QinetiQ secures position as the key structural integrity engineering organisation in Australia

The aircraft structural integrity contact with the Australian Director General Technical Airworthiness was extended for five years with scope for further extensions.

Supporting the Australian Government's procurement and logistical planning of the replacement of maritime patrol aircraft

After acquiring RubiKon Group, we became responsible for delivering the Strategic Support Partnership Contract with the Australian Government.

Partnered with more than 80 Australian small to medium sized enterprises (SMEs)

In the past 10 years we have partnered with more than 80 Australian SMEs, providing them with considerable work and contributing to Australia’s development of sovereign capability.