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QINETIQ / DSTL, Chertsey


Address: QinetiQ Chertsey, Chobham Lane, Chertsey, Surrey
Country: UK
Nearest big towns: London, Farnborough
Website: http://www.qinetiq.com


Point of contact

Name: Dai Lewis
Organisation: QinetiQ
Function: Project Manager
Phone / Fax: +44 1344 633349 / +44 1344 633614
Email:


General information

Indoor test area (m2):  
Outdoor test area (m2):  


Particular constraints

Working hours: Normal 08:30 to 17:30. Authorisation required for night working
Remarks: Authorization to be requested 7 days in advance
Entrance requirements: European Union nationals: 2 days notice.
Others: 15 days notice.
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Logistics

Mechanical workshop: Yes
Remarks: QinetiQ is a large research organisation based on several site throughout the UK, so there are a lot of support facilities available; including laboratory instruments, tools, workshops, cranes
Explosive allowed: Yes; see individual facilities. Fragmentation: Yes; see individual facilities.
Remarks:  At present live mines can only be detonated by command wire, e.g. for blast tests on mechanical clearance equipment.
Services supplied:

Electricity

Fuel

Water

Compressed air

 

Yes

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Canteen: Yes
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Distance (km): Hotel: Chertsey - 2km; Hurn, 15km; Porton Down 15km
Railway station: Chertsey - On site; Hurn - Bournemouth
Airport: Chertsey - 20 km from Heathrow; Hurn - Bournemouth nearby.
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List of testing facilities available


Completed, ongoing and planned test & evaluation projects

  • Completed: Test & evaluation of Redbus LMDS, Aardvark, Minelifta.


Capabilities

There are 15 highly qualified scientists and engineers working on different aspects of both humanitarian and military demining at QinetiQ. As well as scientific and technical skills, many of these people have a good understanding of the practical aspects of both military and humanitarian demining and the needs of the demining community. The facilities at Chertsey are suitable for the evaluation of both handheld and vehicle mounted sensors and sensing techniques as well as general vehicle/prime-mover testing. Access to an indoor mine-detection sensor rig can also be arranged. The facilities at Hurn are similar to those at Chertsey although the site more suited to mechanical mine clearance than Chertsey. Porton Down is a live test range used for tests requiring the detonation of explosives.All sites are staffed by highly skilled and knowledgeable technical teams and backed up experienced engineers and scientists.

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