QinetiQ Maritime provides leading-edge technical advice, design, integration, test and evaluation services throughout the naval platform, systems and equipment lifecycle to support force capability assurance to fleets around the world.
QinetiQ’s naval capabilities, experience and facilities enable our customers to make authoritative evidence-based decisions to ensure safety, capability and value for money during procurement, acceptance and operations.
The company, with its headquarters near Portsmouth, UK, has 500 specialists in the design, integration and operation of systems and equipment in surface ships and submarines.
Naval architecture and marine engineering services
QinetiQ provides ship and submarine concept design, supported by our commercially available Paramarine™ software. We help our clients to select cost-effective designs by performing rapid cost-capability trade-off analyses. Our SURVIVE software also delivers susceptibility and vulnerability assessment of naval systems in a multitude of threat, weapon and damage scenarios.
QinetiQ’s naval architecture and marine engineering services harness an in-depth analysis and simulation capability underpinned by decades of experimental testing and validation. We provide technical advice, test and evaluation in areas including structural strength, fatigue, shock, noise and vibration, stealth materials, hull form resistance, sea keeping, manoeuvrability, propeller design, cavitation, submarine escape and rescue (SMERAS), submarine atmospheres, diving and hyperbaric medicine. QinetiQ’s large-scale experimental facilities, such as the ocean basin, ship tank and hyperbaric trials unit, have benefited many customers around the world.
Naval C4I services
QinetiQ specialises in specifying combat systems, control, computing communications and information (C4I) requirements to support our customers’ need to procure and operate fit-for-purpose systems to establish a comprehensive tactical picture. We provide our clients with system architectural design, integration, test and evaluation services, and support ships and submarines through their lifecycle with capability upgrades and technology insertion as required.
Operating a land-based test site on behalf of the UK Royal Navy, QinetiQ’s ship integration facility and communications reference facility provides a valuable resource for its customer. With deep expertise in situational awareness, radar, sensor integration, data and plot fusion and track extraction, QinetiQ’s project teams provide an unparalleled resource for our customers.
QinetiQ’s naval C4I services include radar and electro optical (EO) sensor performance modelling and optimisation, tracking systems, stimulators and simulators, real-time tactical picture products, information management and assurance, secure end-to-end communications networks and communications system engineering.
Naval signature management services
QinetiQ delivers a comprehensive warship and submarine signature management and treatment service to meet vessel and flotilla stealth requirement from concept design through to in-service operation. By drawing on deep specialist domain knowledge and experience we provide a holistic picture of a vessel’s signature, including radiated acoustic noise, magnetic, radar cross-section (RCS) and electronic warfare (EW) calibration.
QinetiQ provides instrumented range services which enable our clients to evaluate sonobuoy, towed array, weapon, decoy and multi-vessel performance in a safe and secure environment. Our experienced teams also deliver in-situ naval signature management services using our transportable range facilities.
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