As part of the support team behind Project LAND 121 Phase 3B, QinetiQ is assisting Defence in the acquisition and sustainment of approximately 2700 medium and heavy vehicles along with associated modules and approximately 1700 trailers. Recently, QinetiQ launched an Industry leading graduate program to ensure the critical skill sets required for the future are on hand when they are needed most.
QinetiQ, the sole provider of X-Net®, develops innovative technology in support of security services globally. This article outlines the capability, as well as the outcomes of the X-Net’s use around the globe. It also illustrates QinetiQ’s role, as a commercial organisation with a strong research heritage and affinity, in improving safety and security outcomes for our clients and partners.
Were you stuck in traffic this morning? Looking for a quicker and less stressful journey to work? Last year QinetiQ engineers helped a group of University of Adelaide Honours students to solve the problem of peak-hour traffic, as they designed, tested and prototyped a Vertical Take-off and Landing (VTOL) Electric Commuter Transport On Request solution.
QinetiQ recently collaborated with four of the University of Melbourne’s School of Engineering masters students, as part of a student/industry (Capstone) project aimed at finding a solution to the unreliability of autonomous vehicles. Alongside QinetiQ experts, the mechanical engineering and mechatronics students designed a distributed coverage algorithm suitable for a fleet of vehicles equipped with local sensing and communication capabilities.
The Australian Defence Force (ADF) continues to invest in Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and Explosive (CBRNE) capabilities, counter-measures and autonomous systems, with a number of strategic procurements being progressed. As a key partner to Defence across the air, land and sea domains, QinetiQ is continuing to invest in the Counter-CBRNE technologies space.
In partnership with the University of Surrey, QinetiQ has collaborated with the Advanced Technology Institute (ATI) and the National Physical Laboratory (NPL) to secure a unique capability in the area of nanotechnology materials and device fabrication.
In the July-August edition of Asia-Pacific Defence Reporter, QinetiQ Australia Managing Director, Greg Barsby discusses Defence Industry contributions to the Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) sector in Australia.