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

Underwater Weapons and Sensor Testing

QinetiQ, under the LTPA, can offer a broad range of services in support of conventional weapons and their associated sensors to optimise ship and submarine combat effectiveness, or as a safe and secure area for the development of specialist sensor trials:

  • Specialist processing facilities for explosive management
  • Expertise and specific equipment for surface (helicopter and specialised recovery ramps) or bottom recovery (Remotely Operated Vehicle)
  • Specialist sonobuoy facilities and modified helicopter for delivery

Typical activities include: Spearfish torpedo trials; Sting Ray torpedo trials; Sea acceptance trials of Tactical Weapons Systems; Submarine crew certification firings of torpedoes; Laser development; Sonobuoy testing.

Underwater Weapons and Sensor Testing Services are available at: