QinetiQ Boosts Aerial Capabilities with Strategic Investment in DA62 and PC-9 B Planes

Date 9.2.2023

QinetiQ GmbH, a leading global defense and security company, has recently expanded its fleet with two new Diamond DA62 planes and nine Pilatus PC-9 B planes to support the provision of Aerial Threat Representation for its German and European customers.

 

  • – QinetiQ GmbH has recently expanded their fleet with two new Diamond DA62 and nine PC-9 B aircraft to support the provision of Aerial Threat Representation for German and other European customers.

 

  • – The company offers a range of services including target towing, close air support, maritime air operations, and training in ground-based interception and air traffic control.

 

QinetiQ GmbH has recently expanded its fleet with two new Diamond DA62 aircraft and nine PC-9 Bs to support the provision of Aerial Threat Representation for its German and other European customers.

The two Diamond DA62 aircraft were configured for ISR (Intelligence Surveillance Reconnaissance) missions. The DA62-ISR system, which was developed specifically to deliver critical customer functionality, allows for airborne data collection on land and sea and was integrated into the two DA62 MPPs by QinetiQ and Hensoldt for use as an ISR or training platform by national and international customers.

In addition to the two DA62 MPPs, nine Pilatus PC-9 Bs have been added to the existing fleet. This gives QinetiQ a total of twelve Pilatus PC-9s and two PC-12s for further expansion of its training capabilities for German forces and other international customers in the areas of flight training (ATS), specialized Joint Terminal Attack Controller (JTAC) and Close Air Support (CAS).

Graham Ollis, Managing Director of QinetiQ GmbH, stated: “Germany and NATO forces must maximize their defense capabilities and be fully prepared for any possible military operations around the world. Thanks to the strategically important procurement of these new aircraft, QinetiQ can offer its customers even greater value. The new machines are equipped with some of the most technologically advanced equipment and are ready for today’s and tomorrow’s challenges. This is an important step for us.”

The fleet of PC-9 and PC-12 aircraft, flown by highly qualified, military-trained pilots, offers a range of services, including tow-targeting, Close Air Support, maritime air operations, ground-based intercept training and air traffic control training. QinetiQ is a leading provider of manned flight target representation for the live training of air force, army, and naval forces. Over the past 20 years, QinetiQ has completed more than 75,000 flight hours in support of troops and sees itself as a critical component in protecting soldiers through the provision of this high-quality training.

In conclusion: This strategic investment by QinetiQ is a significant step in enhancing its capabilities to offer its customers a greater value. The new DA62 and PC-9 B planes are equipped with some of the most technologically advanced equipment and are ready to face the challenges of today and tomorrow. With over 75,000 flight hours in support of troops, QinetiQ is a vital component in protecting soldiers through high-quality training. This expansion of the company’s fleet will further strengthen its position as a leading provider of manned flight target representation for the air force, army, and naval forces.

 

Text: Qinetiq GmbH

Translated and edited: Katerina Urbanova, EIC @ ACE

Photo credit: Qinetiq GmbH

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