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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
QinetiQ North America and Milrem have introduced a modular, hybrid unmanned ground vehicle the companies designed to help soldiers perform their missions on the battlefield. Titan is built to incorporate Milrem’s Tracked Hybrid Modular Infantry System for military applications along with QinetiQ’s tactical robot controller and robotic applique kit, Milrem said Monday. The vehicle is built to comply […] More
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 among the eight organizations DARPA […] More
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 unit Foster Miller will perform […] More
Cobham has secured an 18-month, $2.9 million contract from QinetiQ to support the Empire Test Pilots’ School and Rotary Wing Test and Evaluation Squadron based at a British military airfield in Wiltshire, England. The agreement calls for Cobham to deliver one Bell 412 HAR2 helicopter as well as provide aircrew training services and deploy maintenance personnel at the U.K. Ministry of […] More
QinetiQ North America has been awarded a $16 million contract to provide control technology for launch and recovery platforms that General Atomics is building for integration onto a U.S. Navy aircraft carrier. QNA said Tuesday it will assemble and test control software and hardware of the  Electromagnetic Aircraft Launch System and Advanced Arresting Gear for the USS John F. Kennedy currently under […] More
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
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
QinetiQ North America has received a $17.5 million contract from the U.S. Army and a separate $30 million contract from the U.S. Navy to refurbish and modernize the services’ TALON IV military robots. QNA will provide spare parts for the TALON systems fielded in Afghanistan and Iraq and upgrade services to help protect U.S. warfighters in operations, […] More
QinetiQ has bought SR2020‘s seismic imaging and processing technology for approximately $1.7 million to complement QinetiQ’s distributed acoustic sensor and vertical seismic profiling offerings. QinetiQ acquired the SR2020 platform to allow QinetiQ’s OptaSense business to provide, analyze and interpret subsurface seismic data for customers, OptaSense said Monday. Magnus McEwen-King, a managing director at OptaSense, said the […] More
Velodyne Lidar plans to integrate its remote sensing technology onto a QinetiQ North America-built unmanned ground system for a demonstration at an upcoming robotics conference in Boston. The companies will showcase Velodyne’s VLP-16 LiDAR Puck sensor mounted on QinetiQ NA’s TALON robot at the RoboBusiness forum to be held at Hynes Convention Center from Oct. […] More
QinetiQ has received a $2.9 million contract to build a baffle for the European Space Agency‘s Airbus-built Euclid space telescope. The baffle is a black cylindrical structure and is built to prevent stray light from entering into the telescope’s optics, QinetiQ said Sept. 30. ESA led the development of the Euclid mission with Thales Alenia Space Turin in an effort to probe the “dark energy” that some […] More
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