KBR, QinetiQ collaborate to equip Australian Defence with sovereign test, evaluation capabilities

KBR’s Nic Maan and QinetiQ MD, Advisory Services, Paul Angelatos. Image credit: QinetiQ

KBR and QinetiQ have teamed up to deliver test and evaluation services for the Australian Defence Force

Under the collaboration agreement, KBR and QinetiQ will share skills and experiences to boost respective test and evaluation solutions. 

QinetiQ is a trusted Test and Evaluation partner to the UK Ministry of Defence and the Australian Government while KBR serves as a specialist test, trial and training agent for the US Department of Defence. 

Together, the two companies will bring world-leading knowledge and capabilities from the UK and the US to Australia and invest in the continued development of these to strengthen Australia’s defence and security, said Nic Maan, vice president for government solutions at KBR.

“The Defence Strategic Review has made it clear that industry needs to step up, collaborate and deliver solutions aligned with national Defence ambitions,” Maan added. 

“We are a trusted domestic industry partner to the ADF and our T&E services support ADF decision-makers with objective, end-to-end assurance across the capability lifecycle,” said Paul Angelatos, QinetiQ MD for advisory services. “We see the value in collaborating with industry partners to bring the best capability, people and solutions to support the Australian warfighter,” 

“Through strong industry networks and long-term investment in initiatives such as our sovereign T&E skills program, we are growing capability in Australia to support the increasingly complex T&E projects of our defence and security customers,” Angelatos said. 

KBR is a global science, technology, and engineering solutions provider that employs approximately 33,000 people around the world. It focuses on delivering technology, value-added services, and long-term operations and maintenance services to ensure consistent delivery with predictable results. 

QinetiQ is an integrated global defence and security company that seeks to serve the national security interests of its customers. The company employs more than 8,000 people and is committed to creating new ways of testing technologies, systems, and processes to make sure they meet operational needs.