QinetiQ North America (QNA) today announced that the U.S. Marine Corps has selected Q-Gen 2.0, the newest version of QNA’s 1kW, JP-8 fuel compatible, one-man portable generator, for further evaluation during the Low Rate Initial Production (LRIP) phase of the One Man-Portable Generator (1MPG) program.
“Our warfighters can’t afford delays in their power-supplied systems on the battlefield … [Read More...]
Shielding warfighters on foot from buried bombs and intercepting insurgents continue to preoccupy Pentagon researchers charged with fielding new gadgets to Afghanistan, even as the war there winds down.
Cheap, simple bombs formed from fertilizer remain the No. 1 killer of U.S.troops in Afghanistan, where 68,000 soldiers and marines remain. They're scheduled to come home by 2014. Insurgents, … [Read More...]
It is estimated 10,000 people will die this year as a result of drunken drivers. QinetiQ North America is working on high-tech solutions that could save many of those lives.
"We hope to reduce fatalities by 7,000 every year," said Bud Zaouck, director of transportation solutions at QinetiQ North America.
Researchers have narrowed down their focus to two technologies. One is breath-based, and … [Read More...]
QinetiQ North America's Precision Airdrop System (PADS™) enables aircrews to increase standoff distance while delivering cargo and personnel from high altitude with greater precision than conventional methods. The combination of altitude and standoff distance provides a safety buffer for the aircrew from the threat envelope while precision delivery allows ground personnel to retrieve … [Read More...]
The Department of Defense’s (DoD) 2012 Defense Strategic Guidance report, Sustaining U.S. Global Leadership: Priorities for 21st Century Defense (PDF), explains defense priorities, initiatives and budget for the next decade.
As summarized by Catherine Dale and Pat Towell in the Congressional Research Service’s Assessing DoD’s New Strategic Guidance (PDF), main points of the report … [Read More...]
The Integrated Warrior System™ (IWS) provides a core power and data management solution that enables just one warfighter to manage a wide variety of peripherals from multiple manufacturers. IWS increases situational awareness by displaying data and facilitating the flow of commands from the warfighter to connected peripherals- all from a wearable end user device, such as a tactical computer … [Read More...]