Reston, Va. (PRWEB) December 04, 2013
QinetiQ North America (QNA) today announced that its Q-Net™ Rocket Propelled Grenade (RPG) defeat system has been selected to protect hundreds of U.S. Army Oshkosh M-ATV vehicles through an $18.3M contract.
Under this contract, QNA will update RPG protection on the U.S. Army’s newly purchased military vehicles with a modernized version of the original M-ATV protection kit that QNA manufactured and delivered from 2009-2011 for over 7,500 vehicles.
“Q-Net provides lightweight, easy-to-install, superior protection against RPG attacks,” said Andy Rogers, executive vice president and general manager, Technology Solutions, QinetiQ North America. “The U.S. military continues to show its confidence in both the M-ATV and Q-Net, and we are proud to provide our warfighters this important, life-saving RPG protection system.”
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. Vehicles protected by Q-Net can operate as designed without the burden of excessive weight, which contributes to higher roll-over risk, wear and tear on operating systems and excessive fuel consumption. Q-Net easily installs in the field for rapid deployment anywhere in the world.
Operating as the U.S. component of QinetiQ’s Global Products division, QNA’s Technology Solutions business unit is a world leader in defense and security solutions proven to enhance personnel and platform survivability, force protection and mobility. For more information, please see our website at http://www.qinetiq-na.com, read our blog techblog.qinetiq-na.com and follow us on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/qinetiqna or Twitter http://www.twitter.com/QinetiQNorthAm.
About QinetiQ North America
QinetiQ North America (QNA) is a subsidiary of QinetiQ Group plc. Operating in North America, QNA delivers world-class technology, responsive services, and innovative solutions for global markets, focusing on U.S. 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 Reston, Virginia. For more information visit http://www.qinetiq-na.com and join our conversation at http://www.facebook.com/qinetiqna.