Press Release

QinetiQ North America to Support Air Force Space Operations

By SpaceRef Editor
March 9, 2009
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Blanket Purchase Agreement awarded for engineering support

The Air Force Space and Missile System Center has awarded QinetiQ North America’s Mission Solutions Group a Blanket Purchase Agreement for space operations technical support worth up to $250M.

Extending its record of space operations support, QinetiQ North America will be eligible to provide the Air Force with systems engineering, test and evaluation, software engineering, spectrum management, modeling and simulation, system safety and acquisition security. The company will also offer support in the areas of integration logistic support and concept development. It will be eligible to deliver specific mission support in multispectral surveillance satellites, infrared surveillance satellites, the Next Generation Space Navigation System, launch range systems, satellite control networks and unprotected satellite communications. QinetiQ North America will also support satellite ground stations as well as heavy, medium and small launch vehicles, and will work in the weather satellite and satellite communications terminal mission areas.

“We are proud to have earned this opportunity to extend our space expertise to the Air Force,” says Paul Lockhart, Senior Vice President for Space Solutions. “We look forward to providing our Air Force partners the same mission-focused solutions we have long delivered to NASA.”

About QinetiQ North America

QinetiQ North America delivers world-class technology and responsive solutions to government agencies and commercial customers for many of their most urgent and complex challenges. QinetiQ North America is an independent, innovative technology provider that earns over a billion dollars in revenue operating with small company speed and agility while leveraging significant global resources. More than 6,400 QinetiQ North America engineers, scientists and other professionals have the mission knowledge and proven, reliable performance to meet the rapidly changing demands of national defense, homeland security and information assurance customers. QinetiQ North America is part of QinetiQ Group PLC, one of the world’s leading defense and security technology companies. For more information, please visit

SpaceRef staff editor.