QinetiQ displays defence and security innovations at Eurosatory 2012

11 Jun 2012

QinetiQ will be displaying its latest defence and security innovations in survivability, robotics, maritime solutions and sensor technology at Eurosatory 2012 in Paris, France.

What: Eurosatory 2012

When: June 11-15, 2012

Where: QinetiQ – Hall 5 Booth F76, Paris Nord Villepinte Exhibition Center, Paris, France

Displays will include ground and maritime robotic systems, the latest RPG defeat and gunfire detection systems, vehicle survivability technology, portable power solutions, sensor suites, physical security monitors, asset tracking technology and much more.

A central feature of the QinetiQ display will be the new Combat Identification Marking System which will be on display for the first time.

Specifically in modern conflicts it has become increasingly important to deploy with such an effective system to safely identify friendly assets with distinctive identifying markings that will result in:

Enhanced public support for current and future operations

Sustained operational tempo
Improved moral and greater confidence in the Unit’s leadership
Reduced damage to civilian and military personnel, property and infrastructure
Lives saved

QinetiQ, with over 15 years of experience in the development of effective combat identification solutions, has collaborated with CI Systems to offer the dismounted soldier a beacon that can be identified by ALL NATO Thermal Sensors at weapon engagement ranges and all in a device that weighs less than 350 grammes.

This new state of the art self-signalling beacon is based on a propriety new and patent pending technology which generates an IR signal from a chemical reaction disposable unit.

This source lasts for over 1 hour of operation on a single ignition and provides a 360 degree modulated signal.

Additionally POINTER will be on display at the QinetiQ booth. Pointer is QinetiQ smartware that delivers fast, networked cueing whilst minimising casualties. Finding an aggressor is difficult and dangerous; once found, a rapid accurate and coordinated response is required.

Notes for Editors:

Key features of the Combat Identification Marking System include: 

360 degree horizontal, -10 to +80 degrees vertical field of regard
STANAG 2129 compliant - able to be observed by ALL NATO thermal sights operating in the MWIR (3-5um) and LWIR (8-12um)
1 hour of operation per disposable heat source
Requires only 2 AA Batteries per 15 hours of use

 Key features of POINTER includes 

the vital link between distributed Sensors, Commanders and those who deliver Effects.
Takes live feeds from any sensor such as Acoustic Gun shot detectors and Laser Range Finders.
POINTER then plots these feeds on a battlefield management application in the command centre or vehicle.
Automatically networks this information directly to any weapon sight.

A FTSE250 company, QinetiQ uses its domain knowledge to provide technical support and know-how to customers in the global aerospace, defence and security markets. QinetiQ's unique position enables it to be a trusted partner to government organisations, predominantly in the UK and the US, including defence departments, intelligence services and security agencies.

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QinetiQ displays defence and security innovations at Eurosatory 2012