Keeping energy supplies, transport systems and summits safe
Protecting critical national infrastructure is of paramount importance to our everyday lives. Advanced persistent threats challenge the smooth running of the modern world on a daily basis and they need to be identified, mitigated and remediated before their devastating impact is felt.
QinetiQ’s security solutions help secure the UK’s critical national infrastructure. Our job is to protect by:
- Keeping vital energy supplies flowing
- Helping people to travel safely and reliably
- Providing security for major international events like a NATO summit
- Protecting financial institutions, their systems and information from attack
Linear assets, like long-distance energy pipelines, have always been expensive and difficult to protect…until now. Our cost-effective OptaSense® system uses a revolutionary acoustic process to detect attempts to steal oil or gas and pinpoint damage and leaks. It’s already in use across five continents.
In the transport arena, we’re working in close partnership with regulators, manufacturers and airport operators to develop new ways to improve security systems to maximise throughput and detection, and minimise false alarms.
We also have expertise in scanning large crowds for threats at events. Our SPO® system can scan over 500 people an hour using harmless passive millimetre wave technology that we’ve developed from our experience in defence. SPO has already proved itself at over a dozen mass transit locations.