QinetiQ to Optimize Royal Navy Gunnery Training

June 25, 2019 – QinetiQ has signed a new 5 year contract with the Royal Navy that will see the introduction of a dedicated training variant of QinetiQ’s Pointer system to optimize the effectiveness of Anti-Surface Warfare training on a wide range of weapon systems. Developed in partnership with the MOD’s Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (DSTL), the Pointer data analytics and measurement system provides an effective link between the Command and Control function and weapon operators to counter threats from Fast In-shore Attack Craft (FIAC). The adoption of Pointer…

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£75m to Revolutionize Royal Navy Operations

April 1, 2019 – Robots and autonomous mine-hunters are set to revolutionise Royal Navy operations after the Defence Secretary announced a £75million injection into pioneering new technology. The funding boost will be spent on two new autonomous mine-hunter vessels with cutting-edge sonars to enable remote mine-hunting at higher range, speed and accuracy in the Gulf, as well as a new joint military and industry hi-tech accelerator, NavyX. The Royal Navy’s new autonomy and lethality accelerator will look to overhaul and turbocharge the way the Royal Navy buys the latest technology,…

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QinetiQ Extends Support to Queen Elizabeth Class

December 7, 2018 – QinetiQ has confirmed Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers have been added 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 Centre of Excellence for Maritime Mission Systems near Portsmouth. The NCSISS was first signed in 2012 and is delivered by QinetiQ and BAE Systems in collaboration with Defence Equipment & Support (DE&S). The…

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Royal Canadian Navy orders over 40 Hammerhead targets

The Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) has placed a C$4.7m order with QinetiQ Target Systems for over 40 Hammerhead Unmanned Surface Vehicle Targets and various payloads. The order was placed under an existing five-year, C$35m framework contract with the Canadian Department of National Defence, awarded in May 2016, for provision of surface and aerial target systems. The deal brings total worldwide Hammerhead orders to over 425 – the highest of any surface target in production. The Hammerhead, fitted with a wide variety of threat emulating payloads, enables ship operators to train…

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