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QinetiQ and FMV Sweden extend contract for the Flight Physiological Centre’s management

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QinetiQ and FMV Sweden extend contract for the Flight Physiological Centre’s management
 
QinetiQ and FMV, Sweden’s Defence Materiel Administration, have signed the extension of the strategic agreement with regard to the Flight Physiological Centre’s (FPC) management and operation, in Linköping, Sweden.
     
QinetiQ and FMV Sweden extend contract for the Flight Physiological Centre’s management 640 001QinetiQ and FMV Sweden extend contract for the Flight Physiological Centre’s management
     
The centre provides Flight Physiological training to the Swedish Air Force. QinetiQ has been managing the in-country facilities since 2010, ensuring their safe operation and their availability for use by the Swedish Armed Forces in overall. QinetiQ was chosen thanks to its expertise in the area of Aircrew Systems (including Air Human Factors, Acceleration and High G protection) and Service Delivery.

The self-contained facility includes the following systems: a Dynamic Flight Simulator, a combined human centrifuge and flight simulator which creates the G-force effect imposed by high performance aircraft, a hypobaric decompression chamber, a normobaric classroom, a hyperbaric high-pressure “diving” chamber and a purpose-built test and survival pool, which can recreate adverse weather conditions.

The agreement extends the strategic relationship between the two sides for another five years. In addition to its services, QinetiQ will continue to market the training offered to third-party customers all over the world. Until now, apart from the Swedish Armed Forces, the FPC is used by the Finnish Air Force, the South African Air Force, the UK Empire Test Pilot’s School and other organizations from Europe, North America and Asia.

Gaz Borland, Managing Director of QinetiQ’s Air Business said: “Working in partnership since 2010, QinetiQ and FMV have continually delivered world class specialist training to International Air Forces in the fields of aviation medicine, training, research and test & evaluation. I am delighted that we can continue to work with FMV, utilising our technical expertise, industry knowledge and experience in managed services to maintain and deliver training in this excellent facility.

Brigadier General Mats Helgesson, Director, FMV Test & Evaluation said: “The long-term partnership with QinetiQ is good for us in many ways. We develop our facilities and share knowledge and experience in a mutually beneficial way. I am really happy to sign this agreement and look forward to continuing our cooperation.

 

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