Press Release – MoD Contract Award

Back to InsightsMay 5, 2021

MMD and EEI win MQ-9 Reaper Instructional Support Contract

MMD, in conjunction with their sub-contractor Eagle Eye Innovations (EEI), is delighted to announce their success in the recent competition to provide simulator instructional support to front-line RAF MQ-9 Reaper crews.  MMD and EEI will be providing MQ-9 instructors, scenario development and White Force support using the MALET-JSIL Aircrew Trainer (MJAT) simulator that is embedded within XIII Sqn at RAF Waddington. The 3-year contract will see the immediate expansion of MJAT training , providing greater immersion for all Reaper crew positions  and delivering support at a tempo and scale to match front-line requirements.  Delivery of this service will be branded as the MMD/EEI MJAT Team, combining the respective strengths of both companies.  

Meta Mission Data (MMD). Providing global customers with innovative solutions to the capture, exploitation and assurance of mission data for operational information and intelligence capabilities.  

Eagle Eye Innovations (EEI). Experts in training delivery and managed Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) service provision across all categories of unmanned systems – in the UK and internationally.  

Both MMD and EEI have been delivering MJAT services at RAF Waddington for the past 15 months; the award of this contract – through competitive tender – has allowed training support to continue without a break.  This unique collaboration of Lincoln-based SMEs is providing government and industry customers with access to unparalleled expertise across the unmanned sector. Through the MJAT contract, the MMD/EEI MJAT Team will be returning some of the most experienced MQ-9 Reaper Instructors and ISTAR practitioners to the RAF as part of the Whole Force. 

Chris Jones, Managing Director at MMD said ‘we are thrilled that MMD and EEI have shown, once  again, that we are best placed to provide this intimate training support to front-line RAF Reaper crews.  The innovative and flexible approach to training that we can provide with MJAT will make a direct and immediate contribution to operational capability – the MMD/EEI MJAT Team are proud to support the Reaper Force in this endeavour’.