QinetiQ North America has won an $18.3 million contract to provide the U.S. Army with an armor system designed to shield combat vehicles from rocket-propelled grenade attacks.
QNA will install an updated version of its Q-Net RPG defeat platform on the Army’s more than 7,500 Oshkosh all-terrain vehicles, the company said Wednesday.
“The U.S. military continues to show its confidence in both the M-ATV and Q-Net, and we are proud to provide our warfighters this important, life-saving RPG protection system,” said Andy Rogers, QNA executive vice president and general manager for technology solutions.
According to the company, Q-Net is a lightweight system and can be mounted on different vehicle platforms.
The Army has used Q-Nets to protect its ground vehicles in Iraq and Afghanistan missions, QNA says.