Novel Systems, Weapons & Effects

Technology is at the forefront of enabling operational advantage against sophisticated and agile threats by delivering effects with precision.

Laser testing at QinetiQ Dragonworks

Affordability, including reduction of the cost of ownership, and time to market of weapon systems are significant market drivers, as is the focus on directed energy technologies which offer significant economic and socio-political advantages.

We have deep expertise in a range of novel and disruptive weapon technologies, which we are continuing to develop and de-risk through customer funding and internal investment.

Combining this Defence and Critical National Infrastructure market awareness with our concepts/technologies and first-rate evaluation facilities, we offer market-leading solutions across the lifecycle, from early stage research, development and acceptance of equipment through to in-service support.

We help our customers and industrial partners to realise and deliver a coherent research programme through our leadership of the Weapons Science & Technology Centre (WSTC), and are at the forefront of developing a High Energy Laser Weapons Systems for the UK MOD through our contribution to the UK Dragonfire Consortium.