QinetiQ Buys Redfern Integrated Optics in Sensor Market Push; Leo Quinn Comments

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QinetiQ has bought Redfern Integrated Optics, a semiconductor laser provider to the sensor industry, for an undisclosed amount as QinetiQ looks to gain a foothold in the distributed acoustic sensing market. The purchase is slated to close within the first half of QinetiQ’s 2015 fiscal year and RIO will be a part of QinetiQ’s OptaSense subsidiary upon completion of the deal, QinetiQ said...

Michael Mullen, 25-Year Secret Service Vet, Named Cyveillance Security Services VP; Scott Kaine Comments

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Michael Mullen Michael Mullen, former assistant to the special agent in charge at the U.S. Secret Service, has joined QinetiQ subsidiary Cyveillance as vice president of security services. Millen previously served as a special agent at the Secret Service for 25 years in assignments such as the presidential protective division and counter assault program, Cyveillance announced Monday. His Secret...

QinetiQ NA Wins Int’l Robot Order from Iraq’s Military; JD Crouch Comments

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J.D. Crouch QinetiQ North America has won a $20 million contract to build military robots for Iraq’s military forces to fulfill a foreign sales agreement with that country. QNA will engineer TALON IV robots at its Waltham, Mass.-based facility and expects to finish work in March 2014 under the firm-fixed-price contract, QinetiQ NA said Thursday. J.D. Crouch, CEO of QinetiQ North America, said the...

Mark Hewitt Promoted to QNA EVP, Chief Strategy Officer; JD Crouch Comments

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Mark Hewitt Mark Hewitt, former senior vice president for technology solutions strategy at QinetiQ North America, has been promoted to executive vice president and chief strategy officer. Hewitt will be responsible for developing strategies and will also oversee QNA’s defense and commercial innovation programs, the company said Wednesday. He will also oversee the company’s corporate development,...

Gary Slack Promoted to QinetiQ NA President, COO

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  Gary Slack Gary Slack, formerly executive vice president and chief financial officer for QinetiQ North America, has been promoted to president and chief operating officer at the Reston, Va.-based defense technology maker. Slack’s promotion is effective April 2013, according to his biography on QNA’s website, which also says he currently holds the interim CFO title. He joined the...

Duane Andrews Retiring as QinetiQ NA CEO, JD Crouch Named Successor

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Duane Andrews Duane Andrews will retire as chief executive of QinetiQ North America and be succeeded by J.D. Crouch, president of the company’s technology solutions group, after the company’s fiscal year ends March 31. Andrews has held the reins at QinetiQ NA since 2006, when he left Science Applications International Corp. (NYSE: SAI) after 13 years, most recently serving as executive vice...

QinetiQ Wins $1B For UK Military Support; Leo Quinn Comments

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Qinetiq Group PLC has won a potential five-year, .6 billion contract extension to continue providing support services to the U.K. Ministry of Defence, the company said Friday. The company manages 17 ministry-owned sites and maintains equipment, land and buildings under the long term partnering agreement, originally signed in February 2003. The agreement runs for 25 years and is worth up to $8.8 billion. Under...

QinetiQ Names TASC, GDIT Vet Bruce Feldman National Systems SVP; John Sutton Comments

John Sutton Qinetiq North America has appointed Bruce Feldman senior vice president for the national systems sector within the mission and information solutions operating unit, the company announced Monday. He will manage service delivery and technology development for contracts with both intelligence and defense customers. “Bruce comes to the company with more than 20 years of expertise in communications,...

QinetiQ to Provide Navy Talon Robots, Spares for FMS Program

QinetiQ North America will provide the U.S. Navy robot vehicles, accessories and spares for the Talon Generation IV program under a ,802,527 foreign military sales contract, the Defense Department announced Friday. According to QinetiQ, military, law enforcement and first responders use the Talon robots for disarming improvised explosive devices and explosive ordnance disposal applications. The robots...

QinetiQ Reports Gains, Possible Sequestration Effects on U.S. Results

British contractor QinetiQ Group announced financial results for the first half of its current fiscal year, reporting stronger than expected results. The company said it sold higher levels of spares during the first half and that its global products unit delivered the majority of two orders for the Q-NetTM vehicle survivability product earlier than planned. QinetiQ reported those gains in the context...