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QinetiQ Team Earns Sir Arthur Clarke Award

QinetiQ’s ion propulsion team has been named “team of the year” for its outstanding contribution to space exploration at the recent Sir Arthur Clarke awards. The award comes at the end of a landmark year for the QinetiQ ion propulsion team which saw the European Space Agency’s (ESA’s) GOCE Spacecraft …

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QinetiQ Names Admiral Burnell-Nugent to Non-Executive Director Post

QinetiQ Group plc appointed Admiral Sir James Burnell-Nugent KCB, CBE, ADC, to the position of independent non-executive director to the QinetiQ Board. According to QinetiQ: “Admiral Burnell-Nugent commanded the aircraft carrier HMS Invincible and three other ships and submarines during a 37 year career in the Royal Navy which culminated …

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QinetiQ to create new role of Group Safety Director

Yesterday, April 1, 2010, QinetiQ confirmed the creation of a new role of Group Safety Director. This is due to the recommendations of Sir Robert Nelson’s independent review regarding the Haddon-Cave Report. The following were the two tasks set out for Sir Robert Nelson: to look back and analyze the …

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QinetiQ NA Names Jeffrey Beck CFO, Technology Solutions Group

QinetiQ North America has named Jeffrey R. Beck Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of its Technology Solutions Group. Most recently, Beck was executive vice president, CFO and treasurer of STG, Inc., where he was responsible for the overall leadership of all financial, legal, contract, human resource and infrastructure departments for the …

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QinetiQ Satellite Begins Sending Back Images of Sun

To celebrate the successful beginning of the Proba-2 satellite, the first images of the Sun captured by the equipment, constructed by Verhaert Space, a QinetiQ company, were unveiled Tuesday at a European Space Agency (ESA). Proba-2, launched on 2 November 2009, is one of the smallest satellites ever to be …

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QinetiQ Product Helps Secure Airports

QinetiQ is making a desired national security goal a reality with their North American division’s creation of “Standoff Passive Object Detection System (SPO-7), calling it an “integral part of achieving a sustained, layered mix of systems that addresses threats before they reach screening checkpoints.” The SPO-7 is designed for use …

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QinetiQ’s Chisholm to Step Down in February

QinetiQ Group PLC has announced the retirement of Chairman Sir John Chisholm, effective February 28.  Mark Elliot will be named his replacement March 1. “With these new key appointments completed, I believe it is now right for me to stand aside earlier than planned to leave the new team to …

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QinetiQ VAAC Team Wins Royal Aeronautical Society Gold Medal

QinetiQ Vectored-thrust Aircraft Advanced Control (VAAC) team was awarded a gold medal in the 100th Royal Aeronautical Society’s Medals & Awards, the longest-running aerospace awards for achievement, innovation and excellence.    The honor was awarded based on the development and flight test activities that have prototyped guidance, control and automatic …

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QinetiQ To Hold Cyber Safety Training Session

QinetiQ North America announced today that it will offer the training seminar, “Cyber Safety 101: An Introduction to Cyber Threats and Internet Risks” to employees. The half-day course will be conducted by QinetiQ’s Cyveillance business unit and will be held on January 19th at QinetiQ’s Reston, Virginia facility. The session will …

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News- QinetiQ demonstrates potential future of batteries for hybrid and electric vehicles

QinetiQ and Ricardo has demonstrated the potential for low cost and flexible battery systems for use in hybrid and electric vehicles. The two companies have collaborated for two years with funding from the DOT in the UK. The newly developed technology has shown a decrease in cost and weight reduction …

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