QinetiQ is a large arms company having been privatised from the MoD in 2001.
QinetiQ were part of the UK team in the development of the Watchkeeper drone. The drone is based on the Hermes 450, described as the ‘workhorse’ of the Israeli military in its operations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory.
QinetiQ have received a number of export licenses to Israel, from the UK Government. Between 2008 and 2021 QinetiQ receives 8 licenses to export military goods to Israel.