26 Jul 2018

QinetiQ secures next-gen battlefield tactical communications deal

QinetiQ has been awarded a three year contract with options to extend for a further two years, worth up to £95 million to support the UK Ministry of Defence in delivering next generation battlefield tactical communications and information systems.

QinetiQ will provide Private Sector Support to the Battlefield Tactical Communication and Information Systems (BATCIS) Delivery Team within Information Systems and Services which is part of Joint Forces Command.

The contract is a critical enabler to BATCIS in its work delivering the next generation of Tactical Communication and Information Systems as part of a Single Information Environment for UK armed forces.

QinetiQ will work collaboratively with its partners, Atos, BMT and Roke, to provide the BATCIS Delivery Team with a multi-skilled, multi-disciplinary team that will support the delivery of all their requirements flexibly and at pace.  These tasks will include the provision of programme management, engineering, approvals, cost estimating, requirements and acceptance, integrated logistic support, trials, training, and safety.

Steve Wadey, Chief Executive Officer of QinetiQ, said: “The BATCIS Delivery Team will ensure our armed forces have the most advanced communications and information systems available so that they can perform at their best.

“QinetiQ is well placed to support our customer’s programmes as we can effectively provide the wide range of expertise necessary to deliver real advantage.”

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