A value for money approach to the provision of test, evaluation and training support

QinetiQ provides Test and Evaluation (T&E) and Training Support services to MOD under a 25-year contract – the Long Term Partnering Agreement (LTPA). Many of these services are centrally funded, ensuring maximum value for money for MOD project teams using these facilities and capabilities.

What is the LTPA contract?

The LTPA contract is an innovative partnering approach to managing MOD’s strategic T&E capability. The contract:

  • Delivers a better service for less money
  • Enables access to QinetiQ’s T&E capabilities and expertise
  • Ensures continuous investment in new technology and facilities
  • Enables efficient use of facilities

Sites & Ranges

Under the LTPA QinetiQ operates 17 core MOD-owned or leased sites around the UK for test, evaluation and training support.

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LTPA capabilities

Under the LTPA, QinetiQ provides innovative and realistic test and evaluation of military and civil platforms, systems, weapons and components on land, at sea and in the air.

The LTPA enables accurate assessment of military capabilities throughout their lifetime, from concept to disposal, increasing reliability and fitness for purpose.

System Detonation at Shoeburyness Fastjet pilot Miss fire during Army training at Hebrides Compass base survey at Portland Bill Barrel Stores at Shoeburyness 120mm proof shot in flight EOTI tracking Lynx Wildcat at Portland Bill HESCO at Pendine Aberporth MOTR with cloud Range control at Aberporth Rapier firing at Hebrides Rib at Rona Voyager at Boscombe Welding LTPA Barge at Aberporth


Unmanned Warrior 2016
Unmanned Warrior is the largest ever event of its type with over 500 participants, observers and visitors. The demonstrations are being held off the Scottish and Welsh coasts in October 2016, on ranges managed by QinetiQ on behalf of the MOD as part of the LTPA. QinetiQ has provided logistics and range management expertise to the Royal Navy to ensure a safe and successful event.
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At Sea Demonstration 2015
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More than torpedo testing - developing capability at BUTEC
In this interview, the Capability Manager of BUTEC and the nearby Rona Noise Range, Richard Freeman, talks about how work on the range is changing and how he sees it evolving in the future.

Testing times over?
Steve Gilbert talks about how computer simulation is helping MOD save money on weapons testing. Read more »