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  • 12 September 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) has ordered over 40 Hammerhead unmanned surface vehicle targets and various payloads from QinetiQ Target Systems under a contract modification worth CAD$4.7 million. The order was placed under an existing five-year, $35 million framework contract with the Canadian Department of National Defence, awarded in May 2016, for provision of surface and […]

  • 18 October 2018
    Equipment & technology

    UK defense technology company Qinetiq has ordered Saab’s integrated communication system, TactiCall, for use at their Shore-based Information Facility (SIF), a testing facility in Portsdown, near Portsmouth in the UK. QinetiQ’s SIF is used to carry out the testing and evaluation of communications equipment for the Royal Navy. TactiCall will help the SIF control the different external […]

  • 22 January 2013
    Industry news

    The HTU forms part of an array of specialist equipment housed in QinetiQ’s Diving and Hyperbaric Test Centre based in Haslar, Portsmouth. The use of composite materials in the construction of submarines has a number of advantages, including the need for less maintenance which delivers a reduction in operating costs. Composite materials also provide the […]

  • 5 December 2014
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    QinetiQ has secured a contract to provide support for the testing and acceptance trials for Artful, the third and latest Astute-class nuclear-powered submarine of the Royal Navy. QinetiQ will support four separate work packages addressing a variety of trials to support Acoustic, Magnetic signatures, weapon discharge and electronic warfare calibration which will be conducted on […]

  • 18 August 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    British technology company QinetiQ has been contracted by the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) of the UK Ministry of Defence to stage a demonstration of unmanned and autonomous systems during the Royal Navy’s Unmanned Warrior event. The demonstration, dubbed Hell Bay 4, will see a variety of unmanned underwater, surface and air vehicles working co-operatively within […]

  • 4 June 2018

    UMS SKELDAR and QinetiQ Target Systems have teamed up to provide their platforms for a joint Canadian maritime program, including the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) UAV contract. Among the systems to be offered are the SKELDAR V-200 and QinetiQ’s Obsidian counter UAV drone detection solution. “Both UMS and QinetiQ Target Systems have a proven track-record […]

  • 2 September 2014
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    QinetiQ has been awarded a contract by the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) to carry out additional research into generating quality situational awareness to enable the coordination of the defence of a vessel against the surface threat posed by small boats.   Dstl has a developed a proof of concept sensor system for the […]

  • 25 July 2014
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news, Research & Development

    QinetiQ, as part of a new Marine Surface Target Service, has signed a contract with Autonomous Surface Vehicles (ASV) for the supply and operational support of autonomous surface target vessels.   The partnership is part of a new initiative enabling QinetiQ’s Marine Surface Target Service to rapidly and effectively meet customer needs for trials and […]

  • 5 January 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    QinetiQ North America, a defence-based technology company announced that it has been awarded a contract to deliver control hardware and software for the Electromagnetic Aircraft Launch System (EMALS) and the Advanced Arresting Gear (AAG) to be installed on the U.S. Navy’s future aircraft carrier, the USS John F. Kennedy (CVN 79). The contract is awarded […]

  • 24 October 2012
    Training & Education

    Vice Admiral David Steel, CBE, Chief Of Naval Personnel & Training and Second Sea Lord officially opened the new Close Range Training Section, HMS Collingwood on 19 October 2012. This was the Admiral’s first official act since becoming Second Sea Lord, and at the opening ceremony he said, “It gives me great pleasure to open […]

  • 5 December 2013
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

    QinetiQ, a long established partner for SMERAS research, test and evaluation for the UK Royal Navy, has been contracted by the UK MOD to upgrade and provide on-going maintenance for a specialist software tool designed to aid in the decision making process of submarine escape and rescue systems. The Submarine Escape, Rescue, Abandonment and Survival […]

  • 14 May 2019
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    The Royal Navy has contracted Swedish defense company Saab to deliver its AUV62-AT anti-submarine warfare (ASW) training system. The AUV62-AT autonomous underwater vehicle is a training solution allowing ASW units to train in a range of scenarios. This procurement follows a period of testing and evaluation together with QinetiQ and the Royal Navy. The systems […]

  • 28 March 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development, Training & Education

    UK defense company QinetiQ is helping the Royal Navy host the first Information Warrior (IW17) exercise, which aims to drive the future development of cutting edge warfare capabilities. Taking place between 27 March and 7 April, the exercise will be hosted at Royal Marine Barracks Stonehouse, Plymouth, and at QinetiQ’s Portsdown Technology Park in Portsmouth. The […]

  • 1 December 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    A live demonstration carried out in early November 2017 from a Royal Canadian Navy Halifax-class frigate helped the navy evaluate the threat posed to large naval vessels by small multi-rotor drones. QinetiQ Target Systems (QTS) emulated the threat under a C$8.5 million unmanned targets repair, overhaul and engineering contract, awarded by RCN to QTS in 2015. […]

  • 15 May 2013
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

    QinetiQ’s new on-board email management tool, PRIME, has been successfully tested by The UK Royal Navy Command as part of a project focused on improving the Royal Navy’s email management capabilities and bandwidth. The Royal Navy’s vessel to shore, shore to vessel bandwidth, has historically had limited capacity and this has been put under further […]

  • 30 January 2018
    Authorities, Industry news, Research & Development

    UK’s Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) has awarded QinetiQ a contract under which the company is to lead a new collaborative enterprise that will simplify maritime research and development for the UK defense ministry. Under the Progeny Maritime Research Framework contract, QinetiQ will build and manage a community of innovators who will contribute ideas to […]

  • 7 December 2018
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    UK defense contractor QinetiQ confirmed that it has added Queen Elizabeth-class aircraft carriers to the naval combat systems integration support service (NCSISS) it provides in partnership for the Royal Navy. Confirmation of the £9 million contract extension follows the company’s announcement earlier this year of a £23 million redevelopment project to create a new UK […]

  • 5 October 2018
    Authorities, Research & Development

    The US Office of Naval Research has contracted UK-based defense technology company QinetiQ to develop two separate systems for use in armored reconnaissance vehicles. Under the contract, Qinetiq will be responsible for developing its proprietary hub drive unit electric propulsion system and long travel suspension for use in armored reconnaissance vehicles. The Office of Naval Research […]

  • 12 November 2014
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    QinetiQ has been awarded an 18 month contract to continue supporting the Royal Navy’s Software Issuing Office (SIO) in the distribution of all software and electronic data to its fleet units across the globe. The SIO is part of Navy Command’s Fleet Information Management Unit (FIMU) which provides mission and system critical geographic, encyclopaedic warfare […]

  • 4 May 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news, Research & Development

    The UK Ministry of Defense has awarded Qinetiq a  £1m ($1.45m) contract to demonstrate the integration of unmanned systems into Royal Navy operations. Under the contract with the Mine countermeasures and Hydrographic Capability (MHC) team in the MOD’s Defence Equipment and Support (DE&S), QinetiQ will provide a demonstration system to explore the integration of unmanned surface and […]

  • 30 September 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    The UK Ministry of Defence has awarded QinetiQ an 11-year, £109 million contract extension to continue to develop and de-risk Royal Navy mission systems and infrastructure through integration and testing at Portsdown Technology Park, Portsmouth, UK. The renewal of the naval combat system integration support services (NCSISS) contract was first signed in 2012. Operating in collaboration […]

  • 28 November 2012
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

    Paramarine software, developed by QinetiQ GRC, has been selected by Rolls-Royce who is broadening its ship design capabilities. Paramarine will be Rolls-Royce’s marine design software tool of choice in support of their newly formed team dedicated to the development of naval ship designs.  Rolls-Royce has been at the forefront of innovative ship design for nearly […]

  • 26 March 2018
    Equipment & technology, Industry news, Research & Development

    Construction of a new naval testing facility at the Portsdown Technology Park (PTP) in Portsmouth, UK, is set to begin soon, UK defense technology company Qinetiq announced as it unveiled the facility’s design. Together with the Solent Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP), Qinetiq is investing £23m in the redevelopment project that will create up to 100 […]

  • 1 September 2014
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    QinetiQ’s Paramarine Ship and Submersible Design Software has been selected by Newport News Shipbuilding (NNS) as its primary naval architectural software.   QinetiQ Paramarine Software will be used for all ships designed and built at its shipyard, including use on the US Navy’s latest class of aircraft carriers and to support submarine research and development. […]

  • 17 August 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    UK’s Maritime Autonomous Platform Exploitation (MAPLE) project is entering phase four after defense contractor Qinetiq signed a £4.5m contract to lead this phase of development. The project is being developed for the defense ministry’s Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) and focuses on development of autonomous maritime systems. In MAPLE phase three, QinetiQ, BAE Systems, SeeByte and […]

  • 2 September 2019

    UK defense contractor QinetiQ has won a £18.7 million ($22.7m) contract to help reduce the acoustic and electromagnetic signatures of Royal Navy submarines and ships. Each ship or submarine has a unique acoustic and electromagnetic signature – the bigger this signature the easier it is to detect, identify and potentially attack. Measuring and understanding this […]

  • 7 June 2018

    QinetiQ North America will be delivering control hardware and software for the electromagnetic aircraft launch system (EMALS) and the advanced arresting gear (AAG) under a contract with General Atomics. The company announced it has completed negotiations on the contract which it originally received from General Atomics (GA) in Sept 2017. The equipment to be delivered will […]

  • 5 January 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news, Research & Development

    The UK government is setting aside £30 milion for the development of a laser weapon prototype that is to be developed under the Laser Directed Energy Weapons (DEW) capability demonstrator. After several months of preparations, the UK Ministry of Defense on Wednesday officially awarded the contract to an industry consortium named UK Dragonfire. UK Dragonfire’s goal will be […]

  • 13 September 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news, Research & Development

    Dragonfire, a consortium contracted to develop a laser directed energy weapon for the Royal Navy, is showcasing a full-size model of the weapon at the DSEI expo in London for the first time ever. In January this year, the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl), awarded a £30million contract to the Dragonfire consortium, composed of […]