Defence has inked a $100 million contract with QinetiQ Australia that will see 85 company employees continue to work at Defence Science and Technology Group (DST) sites across the country.
Defence Industry Minister said the 10-year contract will enable QinetiQ to embed its personnel alongside Defence staff to perform critical engineering support for research programs.
“They will deliver comprehensive mechanical and electronic design and manufacturing support together with applied imaging services, enabling a wide range of DST’s research, test and trial activities,” the Minister continued.
“DST plays a vital role in enabling and coordinating support to Defence from a national science and technology enterprise, with QinetiQ becoming an important component of DST’s support ecosystem.”
Defence Industry Minister Melissa Price, added:
“QinetiQ partners with small businesses right across the country to deliver high-end engineering services to Defence,” Minister Price said.
“This $100 million contract demonstrates the Government’s commitment to supporting Australian defence industry and leveraging their ingenuity and expertise to deliver advanced capability for our Defence Force.”
QinetiQ was originally formed in the UK in July 2001. The company entered the Australian market in 2008 when it acquired three private companies specialising in aircraft structural integrity and defence advisory.