Q-Net® is highly specialized protective net capable of providing protection against rocket-propelled grenades (RPGs) on a wide range of tactical and lightly armored vehicles. The system is highly effective, lightweight and easily adaptable to a variety of platforms without requiring any vehicle modifications.
Using a net design, the Q-Net system safeguards the vehicle and soldiers inside from RPG rounds. It protects vehicles from all elevation attack angles (360 degrees), including overhead, as well as providing a multi-hit capability. Q-Net delivers performance levels equivalent to or higher than those provided by bar cage armour solutions, as well as a lower vehicle signature.
At 50-60 per cent lighter than metallic armour systems, Q-Net provides RPG protection for vehicles that cannot support the excessive weight of other technologies.
The technology was first deployed in Afghanistan in 2010, and it is now the most widely-deployed RPG protection system in the world; used on over 14,000 platforms in active combat.
The net design was developed jointly by QinetiQ, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) and the Office of Naval Research. It has been subjected to extensive live fire and laboratory tests with results indicating performance levels matching or exceeding competitor bar armor solutions.
ARDDM is the next generation of RPG defeat systems designed for use on a wide range of tactical and lightly armored vehicles and fixed sites. ARDDM is comprised of a uniform material with no metal hard points and limited framework. This provides a larger area of coverage and higher RPG defeat performance compared to net-based solutions. With its low weight, low standoff and modular panel design, ARDDM combines enhanced protection with ease of installation.
Features & Benefits
- Configurable to any platform without modifications to the vehicle
- 360 degree and overhead protection
- Features the highest RPG defeat performance in the world for lightweight passive systems
- Highly effective
- Lowest stand-off requirements of any passive system
- Multi-hit capability
- Easy installation and repairable in the field