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I/ITSEC 2012: UK extends DSALT contract

6th December 2012 - 10:04 GMT | by Beth Stevenson in Orlando

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QinetiQ used the I/ITSEC conference in Orlando, Florida, to announce that it has been awarded an 18-month extension to its Distributed Synthetic Air Land Training (DSALT) contract by the UK MoD.

The initial four year contract was awarded in May 2009 and allows RAF pilots to train alongside British Army forward air controllers and artillery personnel prior to deployment to the front line.

The contract covers the provision and running of a training facility at RAF Waddington. 

'We're really showing the breadth of our capability,' Nigel Best, director of global business development at QinetiQ UK, told Shephard of the company's

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Beth is a former senior reporter for Digital Battlespace and Unmanned Vehicles magazines. Beth graduated …

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