we operate

Our customers and partners have access to our core capabilities wherever they are in the world.

Our international growth leverages the expertise and experience built in our home markets of the UK, US, Canada and Australia and makes it globally available through specific country operations and a range of joint ventures, collaborations and commercial representation.

Core Capabilities

  • Test and Evaluation
  • Robotics
  • Training
  • C4ISR

  • Cyber
  • Support to acquisition and transformation programmes


Our UK operations are focused on extensive research capabilities and our experience in Test and Evaluation (T&E) for the Ministry of Defence (MOD). Our collaboration with industry partners and the MOD in developing a long-term vision for T&E provides a springboard for the promotion of our capability internationally.


In Canada we provide a wide range of advisory, engineering and support services that use our Test & Evaluation expertise to help customers enhance their delivery capability. The recent integration of our Target Systems capability provides a strong pipeline of business covering domestic and international markets.


Our European operations help both our military and commercial customers enhance capability, from sub-surface right through to space. The Flight Physiological Centre in Linköping, Sweden, provides world class training, research, test and evaluation facilities for aircrew. Our expert team in Belgium is one of Europe's leading space system integrators, building, launching and operating complex space infrastructure. In Germany, we are trusted providers of airborne training services and the modification of aircraft for special missions.


Our team in Belgium have been the country’s leading space systems integrators for more than 40 years.

We design, build, launch and operate complex space infrastructure and satellites. Our main customers are currently the European Space Agency (ESA) and the larger European space integrators (Astrium, Thales and OHB).

The PROBA remote sensing satellites were designed and built at our facilities near Antwerp, where today we deliver entire satellites and major satellite equipment including payload computers, remote terminal units and mass memories. Additional products include our Electric Propulsion and RF Communication equipment.

We are also a major contributor to the infrastructure of the International Space Station – developing and building the sophisticated instruments that allow scientists to:

  • Work in microgravity conditions
  • Conduct medical, physical and biological research
  • Create new materials
  • Carryout technological trials

We're an AS9100revC/EN9100:2009 certified company since 2011 and as such, all our processes conform, as a minimum, to the requirements as set forth in both standards.

We employ around 120 people with extensive experience in space systems engineering, architectural design, mission design and satellite operations.


As well as operating the Flight Physiological Centre in Linköping, we have an office in central Stockholm. Our team focus on supporting the transfer of skills and knowledge from our global organisation, such as consulting, engineering and Test & Evaluation, to government, defence and commerical organisations in the Swedish and Nordic markets.

We operate the Flight Physiological Centre on behalf of the Swedish Defence Material Administration, FMV.

The Flight Physiological Centre offers:

  • Dynamic Flight Simulator (DFS) – a human centrifuge with free-flight-capable active gondola used for high-G training;
  • Hypobaric (altitude) chamber – for low pressure testing and hypoxia training;
  • Hyperbaric chamber – for high pressure testing and rescue;
  • Test pool – for parachute drill and survival equipment training.

The facilities and expertise we offer at the Flight Physiological Centre through our partnership with FMV are not available anywhere else in Europe and are among the best in the world.

For more information on the Flight Physiological Centre, visit the FPC website


Our recently acquired team in Germany are leading experts in aerial training services, aviation modification and customised engineering services for a range of military aircraft and systems. Our customers include the German Armed Forces (Bundeswehr), governmental organisations and US Armed Forces Europe. 

We have expertise spanning these capabilities:

  • Airborne services
  • Special-mission aircraft modification
  • Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) and Product Solutions

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United States of America

QinetiQ North America (QNA) offers advanced engineering and research and development for government, civilian, utility and commercial customers worldwide. With a product range covering unmanned systems, physical protection and remote measurement, and sensing and warning capabilities, QNA helps its customers shape the future through innovative products.

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In Australia we provide advice and services, including engineering training and delivery, across the aerospace, land and maritime domains of the defence market and to government, training and industry sectors. We act as an independent, objective and efficient design authority in defence decision-making, combining impartiality with deep technical understanding of our customers to deliver innovative solutions. We are also accredited under Australia’s Defence Aviation Safety Regulations.

Headquartered in Canberra, with office locations in Adelaide, Brisbane, Port Melbourne and South Melbourne.

In Australia, we provide technical programme management advice and services across the aerospace, land and maritime domains principally for the Australian Government Department of Defence as well as other government and industry customers. We have a broad range of professional technical capabilities in programme management, engineering, test & evaluation and, with the recent acquisition of Rubikon Group, integrated logistics support.

We operate a design and manufacturing workshop on defence facilities at Fisherman’s Bend in Port Melbourne, Australia. At this facility the team provides design and manufacturing activities to support the Defence Science and Technology Group (DST Group) - the second largest public funded research and development agency in Australia - and other defence agencies.

Since 1997, we have held an Authorised Engineering Organisation (AEO) accreditation to approve structural designs for all Australian Defence Force registered aircraft. With the transition to the new Defence Aviation Safety Regulations (DASR) in 2015, we have been awarded a recognition known as Part 21 Subpart J Military Design Organisation Approval (MDOA) with equivalent design authority scope. This recognition is one of only three awarded to commercial entities.

For 15 years, we have supported the Directorate General Technical Airworthiness – Australia Defence Force in the delivery of aircraft structural integrity engineering and management services. In March 2016 this partnership was extended for a further 15 years.

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Asia Pacific

Asia Pacific

QinetiQ supports customers in the Asia Pacific region through the development of critical decision making and procurement methods, as well as in the area of Test & Evaluation, by leveraging the expertise of our teams in the United Kingdom and Australia.

In addition, we can deliver engineering support for structural integrity programmes to enable air platform longevity and more generally to draw on the breadth of our extensive science and engineering capabilities from within QinetiQ. Where we think this will add true value, we look to create industrial partnerships and establish local capability to support in the areas of Test & Evaluation as well as science and engineering, to develop compelling solutions and drive real opportunities for customers.