We are experts in defence, aerospace and security. We have the people who know how to make the critical difference to customers, solving some of the world's most important problems by providing unique answers that combine technical expertise, deep domain knowledge and rigorous independent thinking. Maritime is one of the core businesses within QinetiQ.


We provide leading-edge technical advice, design, integration, test and evaluation services throughout the naval platform, systems and equipment lifecycle to support force capability assurance to fleets around the world.

QinetiQ's naval capabilities, experience and facilities enable customers to make authoritative evidence-based decisions to ensure safety, capability and value for money during procurement, acceptance and operations.

Our Maritime headquarters near Portsmouth, UK, has over 500 specialistsin the design, integration and operation of systems and equipment insurface ships and submarines.

Naval architecture and marine engineering services

QinetiQ provides ship and submarine concept design, supported by our commercially available Paramarine™ software. We help clients select cost-effective designs by performing rapid cost-capability trade-off analyses. Our SURVIVE software also delivers susceptibility and vulnerability assessment of naval systems in a multitude of threat, weapon and damage scenarios.

Our naval architecture and marine engineering services harness an in-depth analysis and simulation capability, underpinned by decades of experimental testing and validation. We provide technical advice, test and evaluation in areas such as structural strength, fatigue, shock, noise and vibration, stealth materials, hull form resistance, sea keeping, manoeuvrability, propeller design, cavitation, submarine escape and rescue (SMERAS), submarine atmospheres, diving, and hyperbaric medicine. Many of our customers from around the world have benefited from our large-scale experimental facilities, which include an ocean basin, ship tank and hyperbaric trials unit.

Naval C4I services

QinetiQ specialises in specifying combat systems, control, computing communications and information (C4I) requirements to supporting our customers in procuring and operating fit-for-purpose systems to establish a comprehensive tactical picture. We provide our clients with system architectural design, integration, test and evaluation services, and support ships and submarines through their lifecycle with capability upgrades and technology insertion, as appropriate.

Operating a land-based test site on behalf of the UK Royal Navy, QinetiQ's ship integration facility and communications reference facility provide a valuable resource for our customers. And our project teams offer unparalleled deep expertise in situational awareness, radar, sensor integration, data and plot fusion, and track extraction.

QinetiQ's naval C4I services include radar and electro optical (EO) sensor performance modelling and optimisation, tracking systems, stimulators and simulators, real-time tactical picture products, information management and assurance, secure end-to-end communications networks

Naval signature management services

QinetiQ delivers a comprehensive warship and submarine signature management and treatment service to meet vessel and flotilla stealth requirement, from concept design through to in-service operation. By drawing on deep specialist domain knowledge and experience we provide an holistic picture of a vessel's signature, including radiated acoustic noise, magnetic, radar cross-section (RCS) and electronic warfare (EW) calibration.

We provide instrumented range services, which enable our clients to evaluate sonobuoy, towed array, weapon, decoy and multi-vessel performance in a safe and secure environment. Our experienced teams also deliver in-situ naval signature management services using our transportable range facilities.

Contact us

If you would like to discuss your requirements for our Maritime test and evaluation services or specialist technical and system integration support, please use the form below to send us your business enquiry. Alternatively, you can call or email using the contact details below.

Haslar Marine Technology Park, Building 58
Haslar Road, Gosport
P012 2AG
United Kingdom
Tel: +44 23 9233 5717
Fax: +44 23 9233 4099
Email: maritime@QinetiQ.com
URL: www.QinetiQ.com/maritime

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