QinetiQ has been awarded an initial three year contract to provide research in Command Control, Communications, Computing, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (C4ISR) Secure Information Infrastructure and Services (CSIIS) to the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl), a trading fund of the MOD which maximises the impact of science and technology for UK Defence and security.
CSIIS research forms a major component of C4ISR research. Dr Jeremy Ward, the MD of QinetiQ C4ISR said, “We are delighted to be working in partnership with Dstl on this important programme to realize the potential benefits from novel technology to our front line forces. We will build upon our established track record to provide a research capability drawn from across a wide supply base that is tuned to the varied and evolving needs of the MOD C4ISR customer”.
The programme will primarily focus on research into Network Services, Communications, Information Assurance; and Information Management and Information Exploitation in relation to their impact upon Networks. QinetiQ will also identify and subsequently manage Suppliers, Contractors, Information Providers and Subject Matter Experts who will provide a valuable contribution to deliver the research.
Richard Brooks, Dstl’s Programme and Delivery Director said: “There was a good deal of interest in this competition, which has shown me the depth of skills, innovation and interest from across this community. I am pleased that, following a really strong bid, QinetiQ have been selected for this programme and I am looking forward to continuing our partnership in this field. The long-term commitment to this work is good news for QinetiQ, but also to the large field of suppliers we expect to engage over the course of this work.”
The QinetiQ-led team comprises over 50 Suppliers with representation from Academia, Small to Medium Enterprises (SMEs), Technology Providers and System Primes. The team is supported by a Steering Group which has members from BAE Systems Advanced Technology Centre, Chemring Technology Solutions, Airbus Defence & Space, Exelis Defence, General Dynamics (UK), HP Enterprise Services and IBM as well as Dstl.
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