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Preview: QinetiQ at Singapore Airshow 2018


From the 6-9 February, we will be at Singapore Airshow on Stand M73. Singapore Airshow is Asia’s largest aerospace and defence event and this is the second time we will have a presence there.

Singapore Skyline

Our services and products will be showcased through three key themed areas: Security; Training and Rehearsal; and Test and Evaluation, integrating some of our offerings from Australia.


In the Security area, visitors will see demonstrations and models of TitanWeave, ASX and Obsidian:

  • TitanWeave is a patented technology made from Shape Memory Alloy (SMA) and fibre reinforced plastic that offers three times greater impact resistance than current materials, preventing critical damage to aircraft.
  • Obsidian, a counter-drone radar, and ASX, an airborne surveillance system, are each uniquely placed to deliver critical operational advantage in the form of threat detection and security solutions.
  • TOTEM, which detects threats that don’t have fingerprints or easy traceability, such as the emerging threat of radio frequency attacks and cyber-attacks.
Test and Evaluation

We will be demonstrating how to achieve stronger capability assurance, improvements in operational readiness, and faster routes to rapid experimentation through the use of our world-class Test and Evaluation (T&E) services. The changing landscape in aerospace and defence is increasing the demand for novel platforms, technologies, and services to meet the aviation industry’s challenge of keeping pace with increasingly sophisticated adversaries. Our next generation T&E capabilities enable our partners to exploit new and emerging technologies through rapid prototyping, training and rehearsal, and capability insertion. By doing so we provide them with a level of assurance across the entire life-cycle of their equipment and processes that ensures they achieve a full spectrum of operational resilience and tangible operational advantage. We can export many of these capabilities internationally and tailor solutions to meet each customer and partner’s specific needs.


Visitors to the QinetiQ stand will have the opportunity to get up close to sophisticated targets that replicate threats. The Mosquito, Hammerhead and Banshee are among the unmanned air, land and surface vehicle targets which allow us to create realistic scenarios, helping customers undergo live-fire training and to test and evaluate their weapon systems. More Banshee and Hammerhead targets have been produced than any other in their class, with the Hammerhead reaching 425 units and the 7000th Banshee having left the production line in December 2017. The total number of targets produced is approaching 9,000.

Our Australian colleagues will be at the show discussing Aircraft Structural Integrity (ASI). We offer expert independent advice on all aspects of structural airworthiness including:

  • fatigue management
  • aircraft usage monitoring
  • interpretation of structural certification and design standards
  • structural testing and engineering analysis

QinetiQ employs the largest concentration of ASI engineers in Australia (and the southern hemisphere).

Training & Rehearsal

Finally, as part of Training & Rehearsal, visitors will witness training opportunities with xCITE, a blended, immersive and interactive 24/7 training approach that uses gamification and adaptive learning, alongside team virtual reality scenario-based learning, to personalise content and progress for each learner. Check out the video where you can see how this technology is being used with submariners.

To arrange a meeting or an interview on these topics at Singapore Airshow, please contact the QinetiQ Press Office on +44 (0)1252 393500, or email pressoffice@qinetiq.com