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QinetiQ has signed in December a five-year, $7.4 million contract with the Netherlands’ air force entailing the company’s Empire Test Pilots' School to provide training services for Dutch pilots and engineers. ETPS has enabled multi-year contracts through the signing of a Long Term Partnering Agreement, QinetiQ said Tuesday. The company intends to further propagate multi-year options to […] More
QinetiQ and the British defense ministry will jointly provide $27 million in funds to support the upgrade of an environmental test facility based at a military installation in Shoeburyness, England. The company said Tuesday the investment in the Environmental Test Centre is part of an effort to modernize the U.K.’s test and evaluation systems. ETC provides facilities, technology and […] More
A QinetiQ subsidiary has helped the Canadian navy conduct a live demonstration to simulate potential threats multi-rotor drones could pose to naval vessels. QinetiQ Target Systems demonstrated a rotary-wing target onboard a Halifax-class frigate for the military branch in November as part of a $6.6 million Unmanned Targets Repair, Overhaul and Engineering contract awarded in […] More
QinetiQ has opened a center of excellence at the company’s headquarters in  Farnborough, England, to facilitate development and test of high-energy lasers. The Dragonworks CoE is built to serve as a testing platform for military and commercial laser technology platforms, the company said Friday. The facility includes a clean-room wherein personnel can work on sensitive optical equipment and offers access […] More
QinetiQ North America has demonstrated a full-duplex communications system built to receive and transmit undersea acoustic data. QinetiQ NA said Tuesday it collaborated with Optimal Systems Laboratory to develop the Dolphin underwater platform equipped with patented cancellation technology in an effort to help U.S. Navy and commercial clients address wireless communications challenges. Dolphin is designed to increase the performance of acoustic […] More
QinetiQ and the U.K. ministry of defense have agreed to invest a combined $21.7 million to replace a pair of instrumentation radar systems at MOD Hebrides range facility with BAE Systems-built tracking radars. The installation of new radar technology will support data and safety monitoring activities as well as demonstration, evaluation, experimentation and rehearsals of […] More
BAE Systems and QinetiQ have entered into a teaming agreement with the goal to help foster worldwide adoption of an electric drive transmission technology designed for ground combat vehicles. QinetiQ said May 25 it aims to combine the firm’s electric drive expertise with BAE's systems design, development, manufacturing and integration experience in efforts to  support utilization of the E-X-Drive system. E-X-Drive is designed to power communications, […] More
QinetiQ and Rockwell Collins have partnered to develop a multi-constellation open service offering as both companies aim to help address mission requirements of government and military customers as well as infrastructure operators. The partnership will also produce and offer a suite of Global Navigation Satellite System  receivers to support clients’ operational and geographical needs, Rockwell Collins said Thursday. Colin Mahoney, senior vice president of […] More
James Willis, currently head of defense and security at Vodafone UK, and Steve Fitz-Gerald, formerly CEO of Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group, will join QinetiQ as managing directors for two different business areas. QinetiQ said Tuesday both appointees will also serve on the company’s executive committee and report directly to CEO Steve Wadey. “James and Steve have proven track records of growth in […] More
A QinetiQ subsidiary has received a $41 million contract from General Atomics to deliver hardware and software for the electromagnetic aircraft launch system and advanced arresting gear of the U.S. Navy‘s future aircraft carrier. QinetiQ North America will update, procure, assemble and test launch and arresting control hardware for integration into USS John F. Kennedy (CVN 79) under the contract, the […] More
A team composed of Kongsberg, Milrem and QinetiQ North America will introduce a jointly developed remotely operated robotic fire support and force protection system at the 2017 Ground Robotics Capabilities Conference and Exhibition in Springfield, Virginia. The system comprises Milrem’s THeMIS modular unmanned ground vehicle equipped with a hybrid diesel-electric drive, Kongsberg’s PROTECTOR remote weapon station and QinetiQ NA’s UGV control system, Milrem […] More
QinetiQ North America has been awarded a $3 million contract to help the U.S. Air Force design and build an airborne wind profiling portable radar prototype. QNA said Wednesday the WiPPR unit will be designed to demonstrate wind measurement in near real-time. The Air Force will use the radar to help the service branch’s C-130 and C-17 aircrews drop supplies accurately to […] More
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