Underpinning QinetiQ’s portfolio of physical protection products and solutions is our knowledge of the fundamental science and technology upon which they are based, together with an understanding of how each element can contribute to the overall integrated solution.
We gain and maintain this knowledge and understanding through our involvement in research and development programmes across a broad spectrum of core and related topics. Having led the UK MoD’s research efforts in many of these areas for several years, we have developed unique insights into specific physical protection issues, technologies and integration challenges.
QinetiQ leads or plays a key role in research consortia that cover topics including:
- Future dismounted soldier technologies
- Platform systems technologies
- Infrastructure and base protection
- Enabling architectures
- Underpinning materials
In addition to this, we have done research and development in: advanced batteries; power management, solutions and sources; wind farm services and technologies; and vehicle mobility (see below for more info).