MOD / QinetiQ LTPA Ranges and Facilities - Unmanned Airborne Systems Test and Evaluation
21 Nov 2018




Unmanned airborne systems and services


Unmanned aeriel systems and servicesThe use of unmanned aerial systems (UAS) is an increasingly important enabler in surveillance, security and defence. It is also a potential platform for airborne demonstration of space payloads, such as Earth observation instrumentation.

Through the LTPA, QinetiQ provides a controlled and sanitised environment for development, testing and training with UAS. Additional services include:

  •     Take-off and landing sites
  •     Targets of opportunity
  •     Specially deployed targets for sensor trials

Systems including Watchkeeper, Scan Eagle, Falco and Demon have used QinetiQ facilities across the UK.​