Our vision and strategy

Becoming the chosen partner

Vision

Our vision is our aspiration for the company that has been tested with customers and has been communicated to employees across the company. It sets out our future path and provides the catalyst for change.

Each word has specific meaning:

A company our customers want to work with – chosen partner.
A company operating beyond the UK – around the world.
A company solving difficult problems – mission-critical solutions.
A company delivering state-of-the-art technology, services, products and business solutions – innovating.
A company focused outwardly – for our customers’ advantage.

Strategy

To realise our vision, we have developed a strategy designed to grow the company:

UK – We will lead and modernise the UK defence test and evaluation enterprise by working in partnership with Government and prime contractors.

We intend to modernise the approach to test and evaluation in the UK, focused on introducing a more agile capability. By working in partnership with Government and other companies, we will help our customers save money. As threats change, we need to ensure that our test and evaluation capabilities continue to enable next generation military equipment. For example, in October 2016, we will host a world-first Royal Navy trial which will demonstrate how autonomous systems can operate together as part of a naval fleet.

International – We will build an international company that delivers additional value to our customers by developing our home markets, creating new home markets and exporting.

QinetiQ will become an international company, operating around the world. We will maintain a focus on our home markets (the US and Australia as well as the UK) where we already have a presence and market share, develop new home markets through partnerships, and grow sales by exporting our products and services. For example, to win in an export market, rather than compete independently, we have chosen to partner with BAE Systems, with the backing of the UK Government, for a competition in Chile to upgrade their Type 23 frigates. A ‘Team UK’ approach.

Innovation – We will invest in and apply our core competences for customer advantage in defence and commercial markets.

QinetiQ will continue to innovate, focusing on markets where customers have a clear need for our skills, investing in and applying our competences to meet their needs. For example, as part of our new Internal Research and Development (IRAD) programme, we are funding projects to develop next generation approaches to test and evaluation services, robotics and OptaSense applications in the rail industry.

Our Strategic Pillars

We will lead and modernise the UK defence test and evaluation enterprise by working in partnership with Government and prime contractors.

Case Studies
UK MOD benefits from our ability to innovate to deliver more for less
A remarkable QinetiQ exercise showcases maritime missile defences

We will build an international company that delivers additional value to our customers by developing our home markets, creating new home markets and exporting.

Case Studies
Helping the French Government plan new wind farms with confidence
Aircraft structural integrity in Australia

We will invest in and apply our core competences for customer advantage in defence and commercial markets.

Case Studies
Enabling the UK military to retain its tactical edge in advanced materials technology
Next-generation hub motors aim to improve mobility for US military vehicles
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