UK MoD extends Qinetiq DSALT contract by 18 months

Qinetiq has been awarded an 18-month extension to its Distributed Synthetic Air Land Training (DSALT) contract by the Ministry of Defence (MoD).

The initial £26m contract was awarded in May 2009 for four years and allows for RAF pilots training alongside British Army forward air controllers and artillery personnel prior to deployment to the front line.

It covers the provision and running of a bespoke training facility at RAF Waddington.

Primary users of the specialist synthetic training facilities are HQ-level fire planning cells and fire support teams, plus the RAF pilots they operate alongside.