Combat Identification (Combat ID)

QinetiQ helps customers choose and deliver effective, value-for-money Combat ID capability that enables the rapid and accurate identification of platforms and equipment.

Combat ID

We provide independent advice on selecting, procuring, applying and integrating the right technologies and equipment into a Combat ID solution, and ensuring a coherent and timely introduction of the capability into service. As well as marking friendly assets with distinctive identifying materials and beacons, our intuitive solutions incorporate ‘enablers’ such as training and safety and environmental management.

An effective Combat ID capability supports tactical engagements in complex operational environments, by:

  • enabling military personnel to distinguish between friendly, neutral and enemy assets – improving situational understanding and firing efficiency, and minimising the risk of friendly fire.
  • enhancing interoperability with coalition and allied partners in joint engagements – our solutions are compliant with NATO standard STANAG 2129 to promote identification across friendly forces.

QinetiQ assesses the customer’s entire Combat ID capability requirement end-to-end – including platform constraints, short-term demands, potential future threats and whole-life costs – to deliver highly functional, robust solutions that can adapt to changes in political, social, environmental and technical circumstances.

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Combat Identification (Combat ID)