Qinetiq has today signed a contract with the Ministry of Defence (MOD) to supply a Combined Aerial Target Service (CATS) for the
Qinetiq was confirmed by the MOD as preferred bidder for this air target service contract in March 2006 after open competition.
Through the contract, Qinetiq will provide a service that meets all of the UK MOD's aerial target requirements worldwide including ground-based air defence training, aerial target services for the Royal Navy, and an air-to-air service for the RAF.
CATS combines in a single contract all of the MOD's existing target arrangements. This includes the Mirach service currently delivered by Qinetiq at Aberporth in