QinetiQ is proud to be part of UK DRAGONFIRE, a consortium working to achieve a significant step change in the UK’s high energy laser weapon systems capability.
Through a new laser capability demonstrator programme Team DRAGONFIRE will provide the basis for technology-driven operational advantage for UK MOD. The programme will mature the key technologies for a high energy defensive laser weapon system, enabling the engagement of representative targets on land and at sea in 2019. Using our testing and evaluation expertise, we are able to ensure a successful demonstration to conduct trials over land and water at various trials sites that we operate for UK MOD under the Long Term Partnering Agreement.
This will provide the body of evidence for future procurement decisions alongside developing UK industrial capability and know-how, so that collectively the UK can respond more effectively to both threats and the emerging business opportunities in the UK and overseas.