QinetiQ to Provide Test, Evaluation for Merlin Helicopters

By Staff Writer | February 11, 2014

Source: QinetiQ

QinetiQ has been awarded a five year contract to provide test and evaluation services to the UK Ministry of Defence in support of its Merlin Life Sustainment Programme (MLSP).  This contract will see the conversion of 25 Mk 3/3A Merlin helicopters, currently operated by the RAF, to be operated by the Royal Navy for maritime operations. QinetiQ will work closely with AgustaWestland, who will be undertaking the conversion work, to provide the MoD Merlin Project Team (PT) with independent technical and safety advice, as well as testing and support to the certification of the Interim and Full Operating Capability. 

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