Why do Underwater Test & Evaluation?
Test & Evaluation (T&E) is at the heart of QinetiQ’s offering to our defence customers, but why is it so important in the underwater domain and how must it evolve to meet the future requirements of our customers?
At the highest level, T&E aims to provide customers with an evidence base that allows them to make well-informed, objective decisions in relation to an underwater capability. Broadly speaking, there are three reasons to do underwater T&E in Defence:
- To assure a capability is safe – during design, manufacture, acceptance and through-life
- To assure a capability is contractually compliant (i.e. the buyer gets what they want, and what they paid for)
- To measure elements of a capability, in order to quantify operational risk
The Fundamentals of Underwater T&E
The Future of Underwater T&E
Maintaining Operational Advantage in the Underwater Battlespace
An in-depth overview of some of the brilliant facilities and capabilities at Haslar Marine Technology Park, just one of several key UK sites where we carry out crucial trials, test and evaluation for submarines and ships. You can view a shorter two minute version of the above video here: https://youtu.be/q0h7bQ-eUAw
Submarine Capabilities Overview
From analysing manoeuvrability to evaluating the stealth performance of submarines, we help our customers to achieve capability, safety, survivability, efficiency and fleet availability at a reduced cost, through the deep expertise of our people and the use of our highly advanced strategic facilities.