QinetiQ operates the Range at MOD Eskmeals on behalf of the MOD under what is known as the Long Term Partnering Agreement (LTPA). It provides defence Test and Evaluation (T&E), and training support services which help ensure the safety and effectiveness of munitions and skills used by the UK Armed Services.
The purpose of the service can be summarised as follows:
To ensure that weapon systems for our Armed Services are safe and function as intended, it is essential for them to be tested thoroughly throughout their development. At MOD Eskmeals, this is done by firing, heating and freezing equipment and munitions.
- Safe disposal of stressed or life-expired ammunition.
- The location, facilities and expertise at MOD Eskmeals provide a secure environment for these activities to be conducted safely and effectively.
For more information about our capabilities at MOD Eskmeals, please visit the LTPA website.