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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".[1]



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. [2]



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Registered office:
Cody Technology Park
Ively Road
GU14 0LX
Website: http://www.qinetiq.com

Related Articles


  1. QinetiQ History, company website.
  2. 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
  3. Data from Internet Archive holdings of the Science Media Centre website, 2002-2013.
  4. Register 1st September 2014 - 30th November 2014 APPC, accessed 29 January 2015