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MoD minister opens QinetiQ Training Innovations facility

23 July 2012

MoD minister Gerald Howarth has formally opened the new QinetiQ Training Innovations facility on the latter's headquarters site at Farnborough, Hampshire.

Simulator pilot training at QinetiQ

Hosted by QinetiQ Group CEO Leo Quinn, the minister unveiled a plaque commemorating the event, and toured the new facility. He was shown the huge range of training and simulation capabilities that QinetiQ use to support Defence in the development of distributed synthetic Air and Land training packages, and non-military applications such as safety critical training modules (including the simulation of mining incidents, already in use in Australia).

Leo Quinn say QinetiQ leads the integration of commercial off the shelf (COTS) or modified gaming engine technologies to create training applications. As well as offering exceptional value, these COTS products can be network enabled, making it easier to create complex scenarios for both military and commercial organisations to experiment with or train against.

He added: “It is vital that ground and air personnel are able to communicate with each other, especially in fast-moving scenarios and QinetiQ has already provided a ground breaking synthetic training facility to the Ministry of Defence to provide such potentially lifesaving pre-deployment training for UK forces before they leave for Afghanistan.”


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