QinetiQ wins contract to lead MoD’s ISTAR ICS Engine Room

QinetiQ has won a contract worth £6.4m by Ministry of Defence (MoD) scientists to deliver key aspects of a four-year programme of Intelligence, Surveillance, Target Acquisition and Reconnaissance (ISTAR) research, namely the ISTAR Concepts and Solutions (ICS) Engine Room.

The purpose of the ICS Engine Room is to provide a collaborative interface to draw on innovative solutions from a wide supply base — MoD, industry and academia — to address ISTAR challenges across the whole of defence.

QinetiQ has been selected to lead the ISC Engine Room following an open competition.