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  • Report: QinetiQ Explores Potential Acquisition Targets Outside UK - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Report: QinetiQ Explores Potential Acquisition Targets Outside UK

    Defense technology company QinetiQ Group is eyeing the U.S. and Australia as priority markets under the company’s acquisition strategy, Bloomberg reported Thursday. QinetiQ CEO Steve Wadey forecasts the two countries will cover approximately 70 percent of new business for the British contractor in the next five years, the report said. The U.K.-headquartered firm announced in […] More

  • QinetiQ Opens Laser Tech Development, Testing Facility in UK - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    QinetiQ Opens Laser Tech Development, Testing Facility in UK

    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, Rockwell Collins Enter Satellite Navigation Tech, Service Partnership - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    QinetiQ, Rockwell Collins Enter Satellite Navigation Tech, Service Partnership

    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, Steve Fitz-Gerald to Join QinetiQ in Managing Director Roles - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    James Willis, Steve Fitz-Gerald to Join QinetiQ in Managing Director Roles

    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

  • Steve Wadey Assumes CEO Role at QinetiQ - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Steve Wadey Assumes CEO Role at QinetiQ

    Steve Wadey, formerly managing director of MBDA's U.K. business, has taken on his new role as CEO at QinetiQ. Wadey, whose appointment was announced in January 2015, is tasked to steer QinetiQ’s organic-plus growth strategy and lead more than 5,000 employees in the U.K., U.S., Belgium and Australia, QinetiQ said Monday. “I am relishing my new […] More

  • MBDA Vet Steve Wadey Appointed CEO at QinetiQ; Mark Elliott Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    MBDA Vet Steve Wadey Appointed CEO at QinetiQ; Mark Elliott Comments

    Steve Wadey, managing director of MBDA‘s U.K. arm and co-chair of the Defense Growth Partnership, will join QinetiQ as CEO in the second quarter of this year. QinetiQ said Tuesday that Wadey will also be a member of its board of directors and the committees for risk and corporate social responsibility, nominations and security. “We were looking for an […] More

  • MBDA Wins New Zealand Sea Ceptor Missile Deal; Steve Wadey Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    MBDA Wins New Zealand Sea Ceptor Missile Deal; Steve Wadey Comments

    MBDA has been selected by the New Zealand Ministry of Defense to provide a missile system to the country as part of efforts to modernize the New Zealand navy’s frigate systems. The MoD intends to install Sea Ceptor on warships that work to collectively protect military deployments during joint operations, MBDA said Monday. Sea Ceptors work to […] More

  • MBDA, UTC Aerospace Systems Partner for Missile Guidance Project; Steve Wadey Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    MBDA, UTC Aerospace Systems Partner for Missile Guidance Project; Steve Wadey Comments

    MBDA and UTC Aerospace Systems have begun to jointly develop a fresh missile guidance and control program intended to help meet MBDA's performance requirements. The inertial measurement unit development initiative under MBDA's current complex weapons portfolio focuses on a missile system's Value for Money through Modularity and Reuse approach, MBDA said Tuesday. MBDA and UTC […] More

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