QinetiQ is the controversially privatised British defence and security technology company. According to The Guardian newspaper:
- QinetiQ, part of what was the formerly state-owned Defence Evaluation and Research Agency, was floated earlier this year, making tens of millions of pounds for chairman Sir John Chisholm and chief executive Graham Love.
- The government had already sold 31 per cent of the company to US venture capital company Carlyle for £42m. Carlyle later sold part of that stake for £160million.
Qinetiq runs the British Government's secret military laboratories and was set up by the MOD to work with the Carlyle Group to run DERA, the British Government's "Defence Evaluation and Research Agency".
In July 2017 UK defence minister Michael Fallon speaking at the Royal International Air Tattoo announced a major new contract with Qinetiq:
- The MOD has also signed a £9.5 million contract with QinetiQ to provide Typhoon pilots with the latest cockpit technology to prepare them for front line combat.
- With the nature of global conflict ever evolving, it’s vital that the Armed Forces are trained effectively to deal with a variety of scenarios. This technical update will give Typhoon crews based at RAF Lossiemouth and RAF Coningsby the ability to link to the Air Battlespace Training Centre at RAF Waddington and undertake 10 weeks of simulated battle training a year in the latest cockpit and simulated training technology. The trainee aircrew will be exposed to state-of-the-art, simulated battlefield situations and the training facilitators can develop scenarios, provide mission management support and post mission debriefs, ensuring the crews will be best prepared for deployment. 
- Mark Elliot - Non-executive Chairman
- Leo Quinn - Chief Executive Officer
- David Mellors - Chief Financial Officer
- Michael Harper - Deputy Chairman and Senior Independent Non-executive Director
- Colin Balmer - Non-executive Director
- Noreen Doyle - Non-executive Director
- Admiral Sir James Brunell-Nugent
- Paul Murray - Non-executive Director
- Jon Messent - Company Secretary and Group General Counsel
- John Chisholm - chairman, left QinetiQ in 2010
- Graham Love - chief executive until November 2009
- George Tenet - non-executive director, former Director of the CIA, left QinetiQ in February 2008
- Dame Pauline Neville-Jones is a former Chair Qinetiq plc,
- Defence Manufacturers Association
- QinetiQ was a donor to the Science Media Centre in 2005 according to the SMC.
- Registered office:
- Cody Technology Park
- Ively Road
- GU14 0LX
- Website: http://www.qinetiq.com
- Hans Kundnani, Former CIA chief joins Qinetiq, The Guardian, October 24, 2006
- QinetiQ History, company website.
- https://www.gov.uk/government/news/defence-secretary-announces-120m-investment-in-uk-air-power Defence Secretary announces £120m investment in UK air power], UK.Gov, accessed 18 August 2017
- Data from Internet Archive holdings of the Science Media Centre website, 2002-2013.
- Register 1st September 2014 - 30th November 2014 APPC, accessed 29 January 2015