The MOD and QinetiQ working together to provide Defence Test & Evaluation and Training Support Services

Radar Cross Section (RCS) Signature

Through the LTPA, QinetiQ can measure, analyse and report on RCS characteristics of surface vessels, submarines, aircraft and chaff.

The RCS equipment is configured either as an airborne system (Skylark) or as a ground-based system (Groundlark). These systems can be deployed worldwide.

The team can also be deployed to provide consultancy support for RCS signature research and development.

Training is provided to naval and civilian personnel in all aspects of signature management.

RCS Signature Services are available at:

  • Funtington - a 39-acre site, comprising indoor, outdoor and transportable RCS measurement capabilities, antenna characterisation ranges, a ground plane test environment and an unintentional emissions measurement facility
  • Deployable worldwide as either a ground based system (Groundlark) or an air based system (Skylark)