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QinetiQ to support delivery of next generation UK battlefield tactical communications and information systems


Awarded a contract for up to 5 years, worth up to £95 million

QinetiQ today announces it has been awarded a three year contract with options to extend for a further two years, worth up to £95 million to support the UK Ministry of Defence (MOD) in delivering next generation battlefield tactical communications and information systems.

QinetiQ will provide Private Sector Support to the Battlefield Tactical Communication and Information Systems (BATCIS) Delivery Team within Information Systems and Services which is part of Joint Forces Command. The contract is a critical enabler to BATCIS in its work delivering the next generation of Tactical Communication and Information Systems as part of a Single Information Environment for UK armed forces.

QinetiQ will work collaboratively with its partners, Atos, BMT and Roke, to provide the BATCIS Delivery Team with a multi-skilled, multi-disciplinary team that will support the delivery of all their requirements flexibly and at pace. These tasks will include the provision of programme management, engineering, approvals, cost estimating, requirements and acceptance, integrated logistic support, trials, training, and safety.

As well as reflecting our extensive technical capabilities and approach to delivering real innovation for customers, the award is strategically important for QinetiQ as it demonstrates its increasing customer focus and more strategic approach to business winning.

Commenting on the award, Steve Wadey, Chief Executive Officer of QinetiQ said: “The BATCIS Delivery Team will ensure our armed forces have the most advanced communications and information systems available so that they can perform at their best. QinetiQ is well placed to support our customer’s programmes as we can effectively provide the wide range of expertise necessary to deliver real advantage. The award, which is the largest competitive win since the implementation of our strategy for growth, is also a significant milestone for QinetiQ reflecting our increased customer focus, innovative approach to business winning, and greater collaboration with industry partners.”