Global defence technology and engineering company QinetiQ is to collaborate with the Australian Missile Corporation of SME defence companies created on the back of the Australian Government’s plan for a domestic guided missile manufacturing enterprise.
QinetiQ has been entrusted with testing and evaluating high-tech weapons systems from small arms to ballistic missiles for AMC, a subsidiary of NIOA – the largest Australian-owned supplier of weapons and munitions to the ADF.
QinetiQ, which has more than 600 employees based in Australia, provides local design and prototype engineering, structural integrity, range and facility management and sovereign test and evaluation capabilities.
The company is the latest to join more than 300 Australian and international businesses to team up with the AMC.
CEO of Nioa and the AMC, Robert Nioa said: “By drawing on QinetiQ’s global experience across aerospace, land and maritime domains, the AMC will be well positioned to advance the Commonwealth Government’s ambition in realising this important enterprise for the nation.”
QinetiQ Australia managing director Greg Barsbysaid the company was actively investing to develop new test and evaluation capabilities in Australia.
QinetiQ Australia has partnered with Defence Science and Technology (DST) to provide high-end engineering design and prototyping capability, and operate the Queensland Flight Test Range (QFTR) on behalf of the Queensland Government.
Picture: Australian Missile Corporation
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