Tag Archives: QinetiQ

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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Executive Move- Austin Yamada Appointed Senior VP at QinetiQ

QinetiQ North America has appointed Austin Yamada as senior VP for business acquisition in the Mission Solutions Group’s  intelligence, security and the space sector. Yamada served for years in the intelligence community before moving to industry. Most recently, Yamada served as VP for national security strategy at ManTech. Yamada is …

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Contract Award- QinetiQ – $61.4 Million – UK

QinetiQ has secured a contract from the British Ministry of Defence’s Defence Equipment and Support to continue supporting the Typhoon program, including covering release to service recommendations, crew protection and performance, mission system software support, technical and business support, and airworthiness and safety clearance. The three-year contract is worth £31 …

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Contract Award- QinetiQ – $19.77 Million – U.K.

The British Defense Ministry has awarded QinetiQ a contract worth approximately $19.77 million to support ongoing operations in Afghanistan with its robot technologies. Under the deal, QinetiQ will deliver its Dragon Runner robots, which are designed to be transported by backpack and equipped with the capability of climbing stairs and …

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News- QinetiQ’s Solar-Powered UAV Program Resumes Testing

QinetiQ has resumed flight and payload testing on its latest solar-powered unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV). The Zephyr is a high-altitude, long endurance UAV, and was recently tested for the first time by a US flight crew in Arizona. The Zephyr is designed to provide persistent coverage on a target area …

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Career Advice for Women in Government Contracting

Three times is a charm, and the recent elevation of Linda Hudson to head of US operations for BAE Systems makes three Lindas leading large area government contracting operations. Linda Hudson Linda Hudson has replaced General Tony Zinni as the CEO of BAE Systems, Inc.  General Zinni was filling in …

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Executive Move – Leo Quinn Appointed CEO at QinetiQ

QinetiQ has announced that Leo Quinn will take over from Graham Love as CEO. Love will remain as a consultant to the Defense Training Rationalization Project group. Quinn brings a highly experienced mind to his work at QinetiQ. He has served in leadership positions at a number of other organizations …

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