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Contract to Upgrade Woomera
Range Control System
UK company QinetiQ has been awarded a contract by the Australian Department of Defence to
upgrade the Range Control and Safety System at the Woomera Test Range in South Australia.
The contract, valued at AUD $5.6 million, is to replace obsolete specific tracking, control and
communications equipment while retaining interoperability with existing tracking sensors.
The upgraded capability will ensure that the Woomera Test Range continues to deliver its critical test
and evaluation services to the Australian Department of Defence until the much broader replacement of
range equipment within JP 3024 Phase 1 ( Woomera Range Remediation) is procured and brought into
The solution draws on what the company says is the world class range infrastructure delivered by
QinetiQ to the UK Ministry of Defence. To support delivery of the Australian system, QinetiQ has also
teamed with C-E Solutions which will provide communications and display system components as well
as systems engineering and integration support. Employment opportunities will be generated in both
Brisbane and Newcastle as the contract is structured to ensure key elements of the project are developed
and delivered in Australia.
“This award recognises QinetiQ’s global capability in delivering safe and effective test and evaluation
equipment and services,” explained Mike Kalms, CEO of QinetiQ Pty. Ltd. “It reflects our commitment to
delivering the same world class services within Australia that our UK and US defence customers enjoy.”
Boris Novak, General Manager C-E Solutions added: “The partnership with C-E Solutions on a project
that is core to their global business demonstrates QinetiQ’s confidence in our own organisation’s
capabilities, and a genuine commitment to investment within Australia’s highly skilled workforce. From
an Australian SME perspective, we are finding that, as a Prime QinetiQ, truly knows the meaning of
collaboration with a SME, and this is proving to be a refreshing and satisfying experience for all of our
The A330 MRTT is setting new standards for a new generation of multi-
role tanker transport aircraft.
Its unrivalled operational capability and its ability to deliver long-term
value for money has been recognised in five consecutive fiercely
competitive selection processes around the world.
The A330 MRTT has become the 21st century benchmark for flexibility,
innovation, performance and cost-effectiveness.
With 28 orders already confirmed, the A330 MRTT continues to leave
other military tankers in its slipstream.
NEW STANDARDS. TOGETHER
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