QinetiQ has just been awarded an MOD contract worth almost £24 million over the next 10-years by the Harrier Integrated Project Team (IPT) for through-life support on the Harrier Aircraft. The contract supports the IPT in its key functions of delivering long term Harrier availability and capability, through to the Out-of-Service Date (OSD) in 2018.
Under this contract QinetiQ will provide Independent Technical Services and deliver a multi functional support programme that underpins through-life management of the platform and provides flexibility and value for money to MOD. Three key capability delivery and support areas are included: Independent T&E and Flight Test Services, Capability Assurance and Technical Capability Support.
“This order represents a significant step forward for us, both in the way MOD approaches through-life support and in the way QinetiQ is both perceived and develops long-term working partnerships with them,” explained Mary Carver, MD of QinetiQ’s iX Managed Services business. “This is a fantastic achievement for the pan-QinetiQ teams. It further strengthens the technical support services work we provide to MOD and ensures continuation of our focus on delivering operational capability and value for money.”
The programme will provide flexible tasking methods to enable the MOD to manage an ever changing frontline environment and the long-term capability requirements for the platform. It also includes the support and operation of the development Harrier aircraft at MOD Boscombe Down.
The establishment of the pan QinetiQ teams are already underway, ensuring we have a quick transition into the successful delivery of the programme.