QinetiQ North America Introduces Latest RPG Defeat Technology

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Q-Net II (TM) Provides Lighter, More Effective Protection for Military Vehicles

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Q-Net is one of the most effective RPG defeat technologies available today, and it just got better.

QinetiQ North America today announced the availability of Q-Net II, its latest rocket propelled grenade (RPG) defeat system to protect military vehicles, at the AUSA Winter Symposium in Fort Lauderdale, FL.

The Q-Net RPG defeat system has been widely deployed in Iraq and Afghanistan over the past few years. This ultra-light weight, affordable and highly effective system has the ability to withstand multiple hits and is easily adaptable to a variety of platforms.

“Q-Net is one of the most effective RPG defeat technologies available today, and it just got better,” said QinetiQ North America Technology Solutions Group President JD Crouch. “Q-Net II increases our ability to protect warfighters from the RPG threat, with an even lighter solution to reduce the burden on military vehicles.”

Q-Net II improves upon the original technology in both defeat performance and the attachment system. Compared to the original Q-Net system, Q-Net II is 10 percent lighter and 15 percent more effective in defeating RPGs, and the new attachment system is 30-50 percent lighter.

Q-Net systems protect vehicles from RPG attacks at multiple angles and are 60-70 percent lighter than competing metallic armor systems. This reduction in weight enables RPG protection for vehicles that cannot otherwise tolerate heavier systems. Vehicles protected by Q-Net II can operate as designed without the extra burdens of excessive weight, such as roll-over risk, wear and tear on operating systems, and excessive fuel consumption. Q-Net II easily installs in the field for rapid deployment anywhere in the world.

QinetiQ North America is a world leader in technology solutions for defense, security and commercial customers. For more information, please see our website http://www.qinetiq-na.com.

About QinetiQ North America
QinetiQ North America (QNA) is a subsidiary of QinetiQ Group plc, the FTSE250 company listed on the London Stock Exchange. Operating in North America, QNA delivers world-class technology, responsive services, and innovative solutions for global markets, focusing on US government and commercial customers. Its engineers, scientists and other professionals deliver high quality products and services that leverage detailed mission knowledge and proven, reliable tools and methodologies to meet the rapidly changing demands of national defense, homeland security and information assurance customers. QNA is headquartered in McLean, Virginia. For more information visit http://www.qinetiq-na.com.

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Jennifer Pickett
QinetiQ North America
Technology Solutions Group
703.480.0715 (m) 703.217.7781
Jennifer.Pickett(at)QinetiQ-NA(dot)com

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