Who we are

QinetiQ is a leading science and engineering company operating primarily in the defence, security and critical infrastructure markets. We are an information, knowledge and technology based company with the breadth and depth of more than 6,000 people, including more than 3,000 scientists and engineers.

What we offer

We apply our strengths through three core offerings to provide solutions to customers which are increasingly relevant in today’s rapidly changing security and economic environment.


We specialise in the creation of technology that is disruptive to give decisive advantage.

Services and products
Bringing together our own and others’ technology and know-how to provide distinctive specialist services and products.

Unique capability generation and assurance
We are integrated across the life cycle, undertaking creative research and development, enabling test and evaluation and delivering operational readiness through training and rehearsal. We play a central role in delivering capability generation and assurance for our customers.


What we deliver
Operational and competitive advantage

These three core offerings allow us to deliver operational advantage in the military context, or competitive advantage in the commercial context.

More information on QinetiQ can be found at our website https://www.qinetiq.com/



Target Systems

Representing complex threat scenarios

QinetiQ is a world leader in the design, development, manufacture and operation of advanced target systems for live-fire training exercises and weapons test and evaluation.

We offer an end-to-end solution and work closely with our customers from design and configuration through to delivery and provision of expert field services.

We also operate unmanned vehicle systems, ensuring safe and dependable performance critical to live-fire exercises and test and evaluation events.

Our comprehensive range of air, land and sea target systems and globally proven command and control equipment provide realistic representation of modern threats, from swarming fast inshore attack craft to manoeuvrable supersonic missiles.

Highly versatile in their design and performance and with a wide range of payloads, our target systems can be easily adapted to represent a multitude of different threat scenarios.

Through intelligent engineering, recoverability and reuse, our target systems are also highly cost-effective.

ETPS shaping generations of flight test professionals

The Empire Test Pilots’ School (ETPS) shapes talented pilots, engineers, and aircrew into flight test professionals who deliver powerful strategic advantage and real commercial value.

Modern flight test programmes are complex and expensive endeavours, requiring a high level of knowledge, skill and hard work in order to get the maximum capability for defence from their air systems.

Realising this potential while ensuring our aircraft remain safe to operate requires trained specialists with expertise in a broad range of theoretical, practical and analytical disciplines. Imparting these skills to our trainees is what we do.

Find out more at https://www.qinetiq.com/what-we-do/air/etps