Tag Archives: QinetiQ

Kongsberg-Milrem-QinetiQ NA Alliance Develops Robotic Fire Support & Force Protection System

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 …

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National Advanced Mobility Consortium Elects New Board Members & Director of Operations

The National Advanced Mobility Consortium has elected three new members to the nonprofit organization’s board of directors. NAMC said Tuesday Christopher Rohe will serve as president of the board of directors, while Michael Ladika and Gerald Lane have been appointed respectively as vice president and treasurer of the manned and unmanned ground vehicle-focused …

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Report: UK Shortlists BAE, Rheinmetall for Battle Tank Modernization Assessment Phase

The U.K. defense ministry has chosen separate teams led by BAE Systems and Rheinmetall Landsysteme as “preferred bidders” for the assessment phase of a program to modernize the British army’s main battle tanks, Defense News reported Wednesday. Andrew Chuter writes the U.K. defense ministry aims to finalize two contracts by the end of the …

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BAE Demos Maritime Robotic Systems at UK Navy Exercise; Frank Cotton Comments

BAE Systems has demonstrated the company’s unmanned boat technology in conjunction with a transportable command-and-control system at a U.K. navy-hosted exercise off the coasts of Scotland and West Wales. The Unmanned Warrior event will run through Oct. 20 and feature more than 50 vehicles, sensors and cross-platform technologies from industry, academia and the Royal …

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BAE Extends Combat Systems Integration Services for UK Navy; Richard Williams Comments

BAE Systems has signed a contract to extend the company’s combat systems integration services for the U.K. Royal Navy’s in-service and future platforms for an additional 10.5 years. BAE said Monday its engineering team will work to integrate the Royal Naval ships such as Type 45 destroyers, Queen Elizabeth-class aircraft carriers and Type 26 global combat ships. …

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UK Dragonfire Consortium to Carry Out Laser Weapons Demonstrator Program

Britain-based industrial team UK Dragonfire will conduct the Laser Directed Energy Weapons Capability Demonstrator under a potential $39.2 million deal with the U.K.’s ministry of defense. MBDA said Friday the group will look to mature the country’s high energy laser weapon systems capacity as well as technologies for a high energy defensive laser weapon …

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QinetiQ Gets $2.7M in DARPA Funds for Electric Hub-Drive Tech; David Moore Comments

QinetiQ has received $2.7 million in funds from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency to continue work on the company’s electric hub-drive technology. The technology will form part of an electric propulsion system to replace gearboxes, differentials and drive shafts with electric motors contained within the wheels, QinetiQ said Tuesday. QinetiQ was …

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QinetiQ Unit to Provide MK2 Robotic System Post-Production Support to Navy

A business unit of QinetiQ has been awarded a potential $31.7 million contract perform post-production support work on the Man Transportable Robotic System MK2 for the U.S. Navy. The Defense Department said Tuesday the contract carries a one-year base value of $10.3 million and work could extend through August 2019 if all options are exercised. QinetiQ …

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MBDA-Led Consortium to Demo Laser Capacity for UK Military

The U.K. military has selected MBDA to demonstrate a capacity to field laser-directed weapons that can potentially urge the country’s navy and other services to utilize similar systems, Defense News reported Sunday. Andrew Chuter writes MBDA leads a bid team called UK Dragonfire that includes BAE Systems, Leonardo-Finmeccanica, Marshall Defense and Aerospace and Qinetiq to develop a solid …

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Navy Reviews Northrop’s Bomb Disposal Robot Design; Dan Verwiel Comments

Northrop Grumman and the U.S. Navy have finished a critical design review of a robotic technology the company designed to support explosive ordnance reconnaissance and threat assessment operations. The assessment determined that Northrop’s final design for a dismounted operations variant of the Advanced Explosive Ordnance Disposal Robotic System is ready to enter  the program’s system fabrication, assembly, integration …

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