QinetiQ wins £9.3million electronic surveillance contract - Embedded.com

QinetiQ wins £9.3million electronic surveillance contract

LONDON — QinetiQ has won a five-year, £9.3million contract from the U.K.'s Ministry of Defence (MOD) Research Acquisition Organisation to work with industry and academia and focus on de-risking future procurement and raising technology readiness levels (TRLs) for the development and exploitation of advanced electronic surveillance (ES) technology.

This detailed five year research plan will draw on previous QinetiQ work into future electronic surveillance technologies. These include the demonstration of the TigerShark airborne ES system, which led to the U.K. developing its own experimental surveillance platform in the form of a BAC1-11 flown out of MOD Boscombe Down.

The research programme will address capability needs for ES relating to future land, sea and air procurements, including Listener, Soothsayer, Helix, Shaman, Eddystone, SEER, WatchKeeper and Dabinett.

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