Qinetiq welcomes funding

Qinetiq today welcomed the confirmation of pre-contract funding for Package 1 of the Defence Training Review (DTR) programme, which aims to deliver well-trained military personnel to the front line.


Qinetiq today welcomed the confirmation of pre-contract funding for Package 1 of the Defence Training Review (DTR) programme. The DTR project is a change management scheme designed to deliver well-trained and effective soldiers, sailors, and airmen to the front line.



Qinetiq is a joint lead company with Land Securities Trillium in Metrix UK, a consortium that is preferred bidder for Package 1 of the DTR. Package 1 involves the delivery of training in aeronautical engineering, electro-mechanical engineering and communications and information systems (CIS).



A programme of analysis and detailed planning will be undertaken over the coming months in partnership with the MoD. The work will cover several key areas, which will include training management and support as well as surveys of the proposed St Athan site in Wales, which will house a new tri-service defence training campus.



The work will be funded by the Ministry of Defence to a value of £9.5m, £4m of which will come to the Qinetiq team.



Qinetiq chief executive Graham Love said: ‘We are delighted that we now have confirmation that pre-contract funding has been agreed. This is a key step forward for the DTR programme.’