The UK Ministry of Defence (MOD) has awarded QinetiQ a five-year £127m contract through the Engineering Delivery Partner (EDP) framework to provide Typhoon engineering services and support the delivery of new radar capabilities.
The contract marks the second phase of the Typhoon’s Phased Enhancement Programme and builds on a longstanding partnership between QinetiQ and Defence Equipment and Support (DE&S) on Typhoon support.
QinetiQ Group managing director air and space Nic Anderson said: “Through EDP we provide essential engineering expertise to UK MOD and are proud to contribute to the UK’s critical defence capabilities through the Typhoon programme.
“This significant contract takes total orders through EDP to over £500m since inception two years ago – an excellent example of our strategy in action, delivering significant savings and innovation for the UK MOD.”
QinetiQ said it would deliver a ‘wide range of services in support’ of the fighter including ‘planning and acceptance through to regulatory assurance and trials support, as well as initiatives to optimise the in-service capabilities of the aircraft’.
The company added that it would play a ‘central role’ in the ongoing Typhoon radar development programme and provide data analytics for operational missions.
The EDP framework is the default way for DE&S to procure engineering services and is delivered by a partnership of QinetiQ, Atkins and BMT.
With the latest award, the total value of orders delivered through the EDP has passed £500m over the last two years. QinetiQ added that the framework had received over 1,000 tasking orders since October 2018.