QINETIQ has signed a contract with Autonomous Surface Vehicles (ASV) in Portchester for the supply and operational support of unmanned surface target vessels.
The partnership is part of a new initiative helping QinetiQ’s Marine Surface Target Service to meet customer needs for trials and training against appropriate targets.
The Marine Surface Target Service is an addition to the wider QinetiQ Target Services, which offers aerial and underwater targets for ‘real’ test, evaluation and training.
Vince Dobbin, head of business development at ASV, said: ‘The requirement for surface targets has grown significantly over the last two years and QinetiQ represents an important part of ASV’s business.
‘Having provided QinetiQ with nine vessels in the last 18 months, this contract will enable ASV to support QinetiQ and their clients through a simple and effective contracting mechanism.’