LTPA Explained

The objective of the LTPA is to provide test, evaluation and training support capability to the MOD on terms that provide value for money to the MOD and the opportunity for a fair and reasonable return to QinetiQ.

The LTPA is a 25-year contract between MOD and QinetiQ to deliver Test and Evaluation (T&E) and training support services to the UK military.

The LTPA runs until 2028, with the option of a 25-year extension. The contract is designed to be an innovative partnering arrangement, which will enable long-term planning to meet MOD’s current, evolving and future T&E needs.

The governing partnering principles are.

  • Teamwork
  • Safety
  • Innovative investment
  • Performance
  • Risk-based rewards



  • QinetiQ helps advance ISTAR programme for the UK Army
  • QinetiQ simulation and trials support MOD missile defence advances