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Test & Evaluation

We are a world-leader in the provision of relevant Test & Evaluation services, an enabler to the delivery of advanced defence capability.

Create it, Test it, Use it.

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.

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We have a long and proven history of designing, building, operating and sustaining modern T&E capabilities for our customers’ advantage.

Prototype Warfare
The Fundamentals of Test & Evaluation in Defence

With the world as we knew it 12 months ago - pre-2020 - now even more complex and uncertain, we decided to go back and look at the fundamentals of why and how we do what we do for our customers around the world.

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Fundamentals Feature
Digital Experimentation Platforms

We discuss the benefits of creating an enduring digital experimentation environment that can operate across a programme enterprise and examine barriers to success.

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Digital Experimentation Platforms
Battlespace: The value and role of Test Beds in military preparedness

March 2021 article in Battlespace by our Specialist Engineer T&E Capability, Dr Ade Britton on the importance of test beds for military preparedness.

Defence IQ: Bringing Test and Evaluation into the digital future

March 2021 article in Defence IQ from our Global Campaign Director Integrated Test & Evaluation, Cathy O'Carroll.

The value and role of Test Beds to enable System Integration, Spiral Upgrades and Rapid Systems Experimentation

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Value and Role of Test Beds
Test & Evaluation Capabilities

We operate a broad range of test and evaluation capabilities across air, land and sea, including ranges, ground facilities and chambers.

Test & Evaluation Facilities

We manage a wide range of world-class facilities, from a 5m Wind Tunnel to one of the largest hydrodynamic facilities in the world.

Proud members of ITEA

QinetiQ works closely with and supports the International Test and Evaluation Association.