UK Royal Navy renews commitment to QinetiQ’s SeaWeigh on-board Loading Computer Software
Portsmouth, UK – 28th October 2015 – The UK Royal Navy has confirmed its continued use of QinetiQ’s SeaWeigh on-board Loading Computer Software (LCS) with the award of a five-year maintenance contract.
The software has been used by the Royal Navy for over 10 years in support of on-board stability guidance, ensuring compliance with the relevant regulations. In addition, SeaWeigh has the functionality to aid in the decision making process during and after an emergency incident. The maintenance contract includes support for the development of SeaWeigh to ensure the specialist requirements of the Royal Navy are met.
Ian Randles, Warship Support Lead Naval Architect, MOD, commented: “We use SeaWeigh on all of our naval ships. With the software being used on both ship and shore-based facilities it ensures we are able to meet our own strict operating requirements. Importantly the software is easy to use by on-board ship staff and is supported by a comprehensive training programme.”
QinetiQ’s SeaWeigh Loading Computer Software is based on a 3D model of the vessel, and is compliant with the latest standards for stability assessment. It is used extensively on naval vessels, and is positioned to meet new and emerging damage stability requirements, as in the case of tankers.
Gareth Draper, Marine Design Software Manager at QinetiQ, said: “At a time when regulations are becoming even more challenging to meet, SeaWeigh is a proven and effective LCS and we are constantly adding to SeaWeigh’s functionality to expand its capabilities.~
SeaWeigh forms part of QinetiQ’s International Maritime Consultancy and Software (IMCS) capability. IMCS offers proven services and solutions to ship builders, ship owners and ship designers, covering the entire maritime industry including cruise ships, dry cargo vessels, fast and conventional ferries and offshore support vessels, tankers and gas carriers. More information about SeaWeigh and IMCS got to www.imcs.qinetiq.com .
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QinetiQ Paramarine Ship and Submersible Design Software used in Australia’s Future Submarine Technology Challenge
Portsmouth, UK – 14th July 2014 – QinetiQ, in association with the Re-Engineering Australia Foundation Ltd (REA), is assisting Australian schools participating in the Future Submarine Technology Challenge (SUBS in Schools) providing its Paramarine Ship and Submersible Design Software to the participating students.
The challenge is being run in Australian schools to promote a holistic view of the role science, technology, engineering & maths (STEM) plays in everyday life. The Challenge will give participating students hands-on experience with the core submarine design project elements and use of real technology such as QinetiQ’s Paramarine Ship and Submersible Design Software. They will establish a virtual company to complete the design project, assemble a team, manage the design and manufacturing process and present and market the final product.
The program is coordinated and directed by the Re-Engineering Australia Foundation which was founded in 1998 by engineer and businessman, Dr Michael Myers OAM, in response to the drastic shortage of skilled young people wanting to pursue science, technology, engineering and mathematics career paths.
“To maximise the value and quality of the challenge we wanted to include the software tools that are used extensively in the real world hence the selection of Paramarine. The software is currently being used by the Australian Department of Defence, and as such provides a direct link for the students to the work being carried out on the Australian Government’s Future Submarine Project. The Australian Department of Defence, through the Defence Materiel Organisation (DMO), is the major sponsor of the program and is working with industry to develop the next generation of engineers and designers,” said Dr Michael Myers, OAM, Founder & Chairman, Re-Engineering Australia Foundation Ltd.
“We are very pleased to be involved with the Re-Engineering Australia Foundation and to support the Future Submarine Technology Challenge. Paramarine is a natural choice for this programme in that it exposes the participants in this challenge to the world’s leading submarine design software,” said Gareth Draper, Deputy Managing Director, QinetiQ Marine Design Software.
Paramarine is based on 20 years’ experience in marine design and has a wealth of submarine specific analyses in one integrated product. The launch of the latest version of Paramarine (V8) has further extended the software’s functionality with the introduction of probabilistic damage modelling and assessment, as well as enhancements to its emergency response, reporting, and stability assessment capabilities.
QINETIQ’S PARAMARINE SHIP AND SUBMERSIBLE DESIGN SOFTWARE USED BY DCNS FOR FUTURE INTERNATIONAL SUBMARINE PROJECTS
Portsmouth, UK – 14th May 2014 –QinetiQ’s Paramarine ship and submersible design software is being used by DCNS to support development of both its French and international submarine projects. DCNS, who design, build and support submarines and surface combatants, is using Paramarine for both submarine stability and early stage design on projects such as the Barracuda, the latest generation of French nuclear submarines, as well as in the development of the Scorpène diesel-electric attack class submarines.
“DCNS has been using Paramarine for early stage design and stability assessments for over ten years, delivering an extensive range of functionality which is continually being enhanced and developed on a wide range of national and international projects. Going forward we will also be using Paramarine at early design stage to systematically check the viability of future submarine concepts such as the SMX26 presented during the last EURONAVAL exhibition. Paramarine is easy to use and is supported by a highly competent team of software developers and naval architects at QinetiQ,” said the Manager of the Stability Department at DCNS.
“Paramarine is the world’s leading submarine design tool used by many submarine builders and navies for the design of both conventional and nuclear submarines. We have had a long and fruitful relationship with DCNS which we look forward to continuing to develop,” said Gareth Draper, Deputy Managing Director, QinetiQ Marine Design Software.
Paramarine is based on 20 years’ experience in marine design and has a wealth of submarine specific analyses in one integrated product. The recent launch of the latest version of Paramarine (V8) has further extended the software’s functionality with the introduction of probabilistic damage modelling and assessment, as well as enhancements to its emergency response, reporting, and stability assessment capabilities. Confidence in its capabilities comes from the independent validation of results and approval for use by the UK MOD.
QinetiQ upgrades specialist submarine escape and rescue simulation software for the UK MOD
Portsmouth, UK – 3rdth December– QinetiQ Maritime has been contracted by the UK MOD to upgrade and provide on-going maintenance for a specialist software tool designed to aid in the decision making process of submarine escape and rescue systems.
The Submarine Escape, Rescue, Abandonment and Survival (SMERAS) Assessment Model Software provides a method for analysing numerous scenarios based on expert agreed assumptions relating to distressed submarines and the rescue of survivors. It has been used by the UK MOD SMERAS team since 1998 supporting in-service submarines and to drive the design of new builds. QinetiQ GRC, who also developed Paramarine Software, was asked to review the software and assess its usability and future development, and has subsequently been contracted by the MOD to recode and maintain the software in a modern development language.
“The SMERAS Assessment Model Software (SAM) is an important safety component in support of the Royal Navy’s submarine fleet. We selected QinetiQ not only because of their world leading SMERAS knowledge and understanding but also because they have a significant software development capability which has been built around their Paramarine advanced marine design software,” commented Commander R D Randall, MOD.
QinetiQ has extensive knowledge of SMERAS and maritime life support systems with a large team of subject matter experts. This pool of expertise is located at QinetiQ’s maritime centre of excellence in Portsmouth UK.
“We have established a skilled and substantial software development team who have, in addition to supporting the development of Paramarine Software, carried out numerous and often complex software development projects for a range of clients in both the commercial and public sectors. The award of this contract to upgrade the escape and rescue simulation software is a clear recognition of these capabilities,” said Gareth Draper, Deputy Managing Director, QinetiQ GRC.
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QINETIQ MARITIME PARAMARINE SHIP & SUBMERSIBLE DESIGN SOFTWARE TO SUPPORT DEVELOPMENT OF TIDAL ENERGY INDUSTRY VESSEL
Portsmouth UK – 5th November 2013– Paramarine software has been selected by Mojo Maritime Ltd. to support the design of a new dynamic positioning (DP) offshore construction vessel, the HF4, which will have applications for the tidal energy industry. Mojo Maritime Ltd specialise in marine operations, technical consultancy and project management for the offshore renewable energy sector.
The purpose of the HF4 is to reduce the installed cost of marine renewable energy devices to initiate industrialisation. The vessel is designed to operate using dynamic positioning in currents up to 10 knots, allowing a high degree of accessibility and improved productivity during the construction phases of tidal energy farms. It is capable of installing foundations, cables, subsea connectors and turbines in a wide range of conditions. The development of the vessel is being assisted by the Technology Strategy Board and the Mojo lead consortium involving Voith, DNV, Bauer and the University of Exeter. Construction is planned to begin in 2014.
“We selected Paramarine because of its extensive functionality and track record in the offshore renewables industry. The parametric nature of Paramarine and its ability to handle novel shaped offshore structures means it is very useful for concept design. In addition the probabilistic damage stability analysis is necessary for the design of special purpose ships as employed in offshore construction where technical construction teams are working on vessels,” said Simon Hindley, Naval Architect, Mojo Maritime Ltd.
Mojo Maritime Ltd will be using the probabilistic damage analysis module, one of a number of new capabilities in the latest version of QinetiQ GRC’s Paramarine software – V8, which takes into account not only the vessel’s stability when certain subdivisions of the ship are damaged, but assigns probabilities to various extents of damage and survivability when damaged. This is required as part of the design for all passenger and cargo vessels.
“We are very excited about the selection of Paramarine software by Mojo Maritime and their use of our software to support the design of such an innovative vessel. The dynamic marine renewable energy sector represents one of our fastest growing markets today,” commented Vittorio Vagliani, Managing Director, QinetiQ GRC.
QinetiQ’s Paramarine ship and submersible design software selected by the Australian Maritime College
Portsmouth, UK – 17th September 2013– QinetiQ Maritime’s Paramarine ship and submersible design software has been selected by the Australian Maritime College (AMC) to use as part of their maritime engineering training programme. Through AMC’s National Centre for Maritime Engineering and Hydrodynamics, the software will assist students on a four-year Bachelor of Engineering degree that is accredited by Engineers Australia and recognised worldwide.
“We selected Paramarine not only because of its extensive range of capabilities and functionality but also because it is so widely used by ship and submarine builders and designers around the world. We also wanted to ensure our students had exposure to and experience in using the design software used and recommended by many of our industry partners including the Australian DOD,” observed Dave Harte, Associate Lecturer, Maritime Engineering and Hydrodynamics, Australian Maritime College.
“We are very pleased to have been selected by the Australian Maritime College who along with the many other academic institutions around the world are using Paramarine to train many hundreds of naval architects. With the recent introduction of our latest version of the software, we believe we have the most functionally rich and modern ship and submersible design software available today,” said Vittorio Vagliani, Managing Director, QinetiQ GRC.
Paramarine is based on over 20 years’ experience in commercial and defence marine design. It is used by many of the world’s leading shipbuilders and ship designers, as well as some of the leading universities including the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and University College London. Its advanced design capabilities are built upon the Siemens PLM Parasolid™ solid modeller, which provides much of the geometric detail required to enable accurate analytical capabilities, as well as providing excellent geometric exchange with other CAD systems such as NX and Foran. The launch of the latest version of Paramarine (V8) has further extended the software’s functionality with the introduction of probabilistic damage modelling and assessment as well as enhancements to its emergency response, reporting, and stability assessment capabilities.
The Australian Maritime College (AMC) at the University of Tasmania is Australia’s national institute for maritime and maritime-related education, training and research. AMC is globally recognised as being a centre for excellence and has strong commercial and defence industry links.
QINETIQ TO SUPPORT REPUBLIC OF KOREA SUBMARINE DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME
QINETIQ MARITIME SECURES CONTRACT TO CONDUCT SUBMARINE CONCEPT TESTING
Portsmouth, UK – 27th August 2013– QinetiQ Maritime has secured a contract from Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co. Ltd (DSME), to support the development of the Republic of Korea submarine programme. QinetiQ will be conducting submarine free-running model tests, which will include building the submarine model and testing it in its Ocean Basin in Gosport, UK. QinetiQ will also be running deep water tests at a separate location.
Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co. Ltd (DSME) was selected to build two 3000 ton class conventional submarines by the Korean Defense Acquisition Program Administration. The project, called Jangbogo-III, will have Korean shipyards build these next-generation submarines for the Korean Navy.
“We selected QinetiQ based on their extensive knowledge in the design, development and testing of new submarine concepts. In addition, their track record of having successfully worked with a number of navies and naval constructors including the UK Royal Navy, supported by their extensive state of the art submarine testing facilities and equipment, make them an excellent partner for us on this exciting new Korean submarine project,” said Mr. Lee, Senior Manager, Naval & Special Ship Design Team , DSME.
“QinetiQ is one of the world’s leading providers of submarine support services. We have many highly experienced and knowledgeable engineers, scientists and technicians who are able to deliver a wide range of services. The award of this contract by Republic of Koreais an excellent example of the recognition of our specialist and unique capabilities,” commented Sarah Kenny, MD, QinetiQ Maritime.
QinetiQ has an unrivalled knowledge and experience in the field of submarine manoeuvring and control performance, design, optimisation. Its services are underpinned by an investment in facilities and equipment valued at more than £100 million. QinetiQ provides solutions throughout the lifecycle, from concept design, manufacture, to in-service and disposal. This includes planning and acquisition, safety and assessment, stealth management, ranging, command information systems and marine structural analysis and technical support.
QINETIQ’S PARAMARINE SOFTWARE SELECTED BY REPUBLIC OF KOREA’S AGENCY FOR DEFENSE DEVELOPMENT
Portsmouth, UK 13th August 2013–
QinetiQ GRC’S Paramarine ship and submersible design software, one of the world’s fastest growing ship design tools, has been selected by Republic of Korea’s Agency for Defense Development (ADD) for submarine concept design.
The ADD was established in 1970 as the corner stone for the goal of making Korea self-reliant in terms of defence. Today the ADD holds core technology development capabilities for a wide range of advanced weapon systems and has established itself as a world class agency for defence science and technology development.
“We selected Paramarine because of its proven track record and extensive use by submarine designers and builders around the world in the design of submarines. Of particular interest to us are not only its powerful early stage design capabilities but also the support services that QinetiQ GRC can offer us in terms of training and naval architecture design,” commented Dr Shin, Principal Researcher, ADD.
“Paramarine has established itself as the world’s leading naval architecture software tool for the design of submarines. Six of the world’s top ten submarine builders use its powerful capabilities. The selection by Republic of Korea’s Agency for Defense Development is further testament to its powerful and proven capabilities,” said Vittorio Vagliani, Managing Director, QinetiQ GRC.
Paramarine is based on 20 years’ experience in marine design and has a wealth of submarine specific analyses in one integrated product. Confidence in its capabilities comes from the independent validation of results and that it is approved for use by the UK MoD. The recent launch of the latest version of Paramarine (V8) has further extended the software’s functionality with the introduction of probabilistic damage modelling and assessment, as well as enhancements to its emergency response, reporting, and stability assessment capabilities.
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UK Royal Navy successfully trial QinetiQ’s PRIME email management tool
Portsmouth, UK – 13th May 2013 – QinetiQ’s new on-board email management tool, PRIME, has been successfully tested by The UK Royal Navy Command as part of a project focused on improving the Royal Navy’s email management capabilities and bandwidth.
The Royal Navy’s vessel to shore, shore to vessel bandwidth, has historically had limited capacity and this has been put under further pressure in recent years with the rapid growth in volumes of information exchange. QinetiQ has subsequently developed an on-board email management tool to maximise network availability and prioritise email communications received.
PRIME helps maximise Maritime Wide Area Network availability for deployed ships and submarines by enabling users to determine what email they access over the network prior to downloading it, ensuring the available bandwidth is used more efficiently.
PRIME was successfully trialled on HMS Illustrious, the UK’s high readiness helicopter and commando carrier.
“It was a very successful trial. We went from initial concept to software integration and successful on-board testing all within the defined time-scales. This is the type of technology we need and being able to test and demonstrate its capabilities in live operations is key,” observed Lt Cdr James Holgate, Navy Command, Information Superiority Staff, MoD.
“We are very pleased that the trial was a success. The information management software that Royal Navy Command tested is one of a number of bespoke software tools that we have developed in support of our extensive range of Command Information Systems Services that we deliver to the global defence and emergency services market,” said Stuart Hider, Head of Maritime Systems, QinetiQ.
QinetiQ Stealth Information & Range Services supports the successful entry into service of the Astute-class submarines
Farnborough, UK – 5th April 2013 – QinetiQ Stealth Information & Range Services, a leading provider of naval trials programmes to reduce time to platform service in a safe and secure working environment, is supporting the UK Royal Navy in bringing Astute-class submarines into service. A total of seven boats will be constructed by BAE Systems Submarine Solutions.
The first of class, HMS Astute, was launched in 2007. It is the latest class of nuclear-powered fleet submarines in service with the UK Royal Navy and is setting a new standard in terms of weapons load, communication facilities and stealth. As part of the process of bringing the submarines into service the manufacturer develops a sea trials package to test the performance of the submarines against the defined requirements before they are accepted into service.
QinetiQ has managed many of the independent sea trials on the Astute-class submarines to date. The trials have been carried out on QinetiQ managed ranges in the UK of which it operates 17 core MOD-owned or leased sites for test, evaluation and training support. QinetiQ provide an independent view of the performance of the submarine against the requirements providing advice and feedback to both the trials team and the end user, Royal Navy Command.
“QinetiQ add real value over and above just testing to meet specifications because they have a built up a significant understanding of submarines. Combine this with their many years’ of experience of running complex and successful trials programmes, supported by a knowledgeable team, makes them an excellent partner,” said Gary Dunn, Trials Manager for Astute, MoD
As part of the trials programme QinetiQ provide a range of specialist services including radar cross section, torpedo firing, electronic warfare calibration, target echo strength, de-perming, electromagnetics noise and vibration and acoustics testing and technical support. During complex trials an understanding of the interactions of all asset dynamics is important to ensure each element is properly controlled and operated safely. QinetiQ are very well placed to deliver this understanding.
“We have been delivering services to the UK Royal Navy to help them in their drive to make their ships and submarines harder to detect and capable of assessing threats for over 30 years. These services are built on a an extensive range of capabilities including radar cross section, noise and vibration, target echo strength, electro magnetics and electronic warfare calibration. The trials we are running on the Astute-class submarines are an excellent example of what we can deliver,” said Phil Metcalfe, Head of Stealth Information & Range Services, QinetiQ.
QinetiQ selected by Ministry of Defence to research a co-ordinated defence for Royal navy vessels against the small boat threat
Portsmouth , UK – 3rd April 2013 –QinetiQ Maritime has been awarded a contract by the Ministry of Defence (MOD) to carry out research into the co-ordinated defence of the Royal Navy fleet against the emerging threat of attacks from small, fast and agile boats that might be used by pirates, terrorists or other hostile forces. The contract has been awarded by the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl), a trading fund of the MoD which maximises the impact of science and technology for UK defence and security.
The research brings together two innovative concepts from QinetiQ with the potential to deliver an integrated solution for the Royal Navy to counter the small boat threat. Previous work delivered by QinetiQ was funded through the MOD’s Centre for Defence Enterprise (CDE). It provided clear evidence of the potential benefit of the technology concept for improved situational awareness that more effectively combines the use of existing sensors with coordination of a ship’s close weapon systems. CDE, operated by Dstl, provided an opportunity to assess disruptive technologies and engage directly with front line operators to maximise the impact of the work.
The research could provide new technology to enable naval commanders to operate more effectively in highly dynamic littoral environments, react to challenging threats and reduce the exposure of their personnel to danger from agile aggressors.
“The project, awarded to QinetiQ, is particularly innovative in nature in that it is looking at an integrated approach to responding to the small boat threat, combining detection, weapon firing and decision making. QinetiQ was selected not only because of its previously proposed solution but also because of its extensive capabilities, knowledge and track record in the area of maritime command information systems coupled with the quality of their proposal,” said Dr Philip Smith, Maritime Above Water Programme Leader, Programme Office, Dstl.
“We are very pleased to have been awarded this research contract by Dstl. One of our primary areas of expertise is the concept development and design of integrated command information systems. This area of expertise is further enhanced by the fact that we have a high level of experience and knowledge of the entire lifecycle of a command information system. The work also brings in QinetiQ’s Survivability Practice which is focused on the protection of people, places and platforms. The investment in this particular research into the enhanced defence of the Royal Navy further demonstrates our commitment to the front line operator,” said Stuart Hider, Programme Director, Maritime Systems, QinetiQ.
QinetiQ gear tests submarine composites
PORTSMOUTH, England, Jan. 24 (UPI) — The British Ministry of Defense is testing new composite materials for submarines using QinetiQ’s Hyperbaric Trials Unit.
The HTU, which was recently de-commissioned and refitted, is part of range of specialist gear housed in QinetiQ’s Diving and Hyperbaric Test Center. It is a two-compartment chamber that can be used for the testing and evaluation of undersea and hyperbaric systems.
It allows the assessment of submarine escape and diving systems and components — for use at depths of as much as 4,921 feet — by re-creating actual pressure profiles.
“Since the re-commissioning of the HTU we have experienced increasing demand for the facility from customers operating in both the commercial and defense markets,” said Jon Bayliss, head of QinetiQ Maritime Platforms.
“The HTU can deliver substantial cost savings to submarine operators and diving/escape equipment suppliers by using a controlled environment to test complete systems and individual components prior to conducting essential, but expensive, sea trials.”
The Ministry of Defense is testing composite materials for use in submarines since they can reduce the acoustic signature of vessels and help reduce operating costs through less maintenance requirements.
QinetiQ Marine Survivability Services supports the MoD in building comprehensive explosive safety case for HMS Illustrious
Rosyth, Scotland – 12th November 2012 – QinetiQ, a leading provider of marine survivability services, has supported the MoD in the development of a comprehensive safety case for HMS Illustrious in its permanent conversion to a helicopter carrier.
Every ship in the Royal Navy requires an explosives safety case report. The stowage plans are derived from a Threat Hazard Assessment (THA), where all credible threats to the magazines and stowages are considered. In addition as part of the THA a Ship Explosive Safety Case Report is produced. A key part of this document is the requirement to produce a Consequence Analysis Model (CAM) which details the damage severity and casualties from an explosion or explosions.
QinetiQ Marine Survivability Services were tasked with the creation, development and support in the interpretation of a Consequence Analysis Model for HMS Illustrious. This work was placed with QinetiQ via the Maritime Strategic Capability Agreement (MSCA), a contract between MOD and QinetiQ, which secures the MOD’s access to a range of maritime engineering and scientific expertise and facilities
“QinetiQ were the natural choice for this work given the extensive understanding they have of all the aspects of survivability. By using QinetiQ’s fully integrated survivability software (Survive®) along with the interpretive skills of the QinetiQ consultants they were able to run multiple scenarios to allow the prediction of damage to the ship and personnel from an explosion and support us in producing a comprehensive and fit purpose safety report,” commented Andy Boulton, Naval Architect (Ordnance Munitions & Explosives), Maritime Platform Systems, MoD.
QinetiQ has delivered marine survivability services to a wide range of customers in both the commercial and defence markets including the MOD, Dstl, BAE Systems, Babcock, Thales, BMT, UK MOD Naval Design Partnership and the Royal Australian Navy. Services have been provided for a broad range of vessels including tankers, frigates, destroyers, aircraft carriers and submarines and are delivered by technical consultants who are highly qualified and experienced in defining survivability requirements in ship and submarine design. Services include design and development, marine platform survivability assessments, incident mitigation support, maritime security assessments and marine safety and guidance. QinetiQ’s Marine Survivability Services are based on the unique fully integrated QinetiQ Survive® software toolset which has been validated against over 50 years of full scale trials and experimental data.
“The work we did on HMS Illustrious is an excellent example of our capabilities. Combining the experience and knowledge of our survivability consultants with the extensive functionality of Survive software allows us to deliver high quality results fast,” said Rupert Pugh, Head of QinetiQ Marine Survivability Services.
QinetiQ provides naval architecture services to support the on-going safety of the UK Royal Navy’s submarine fleet
Portsmouth, UK –November 2nd 2012 – QinetiQ, through a combination of its Paramarine advanced marine design software and it’s Through-Life Submarines Support Services has assisted the MoD in its on-going submarine safety programme. The project that QinetiQ undertook evolved from HMS Astute grounding in 2010. As part of the post incident review it was identified that enhanced information was required to help in the assessment of safety for stability of a submarine that had grounded.
QinetiQ were tasked with the development of a decision support tool that would help to establish the condition of a grounded submarine whilst taking into account a range of variables such as the condition of the sea bed and state of the tides. This would assist in the rapid assessment of the state of a submarine given that in some cases there is limited information to base a response on.
The project was carried out for the In-Service Submarines Team which is part of the Defence Equipment and Support (DE&S) MoD agency, responsible for all Royal Navy in-service submarines (Trafalgar, Vanguard & Astute Classes) and for supporting the introduction of new submarines into service.
“QinetiQ produced an excellent response to the brief. The grounding information they delivered more than met our expectations in terms of its content, layout, presentation and overall quality of information to ensure that all levels of staff can use it in an emergency situation. They have delivered a value for money task in a timely fashion. The attention to detail and input into the project by QinetiQ’s submarine experts has added significant value to us,” observed Linda Eadie, Engineering System Owner, Naval Architect for In-Service Submarines, MoD.
QinetiQ have an unrivalled knowledge in the field of submarine manoeuvring and control performance, design, optimisation and safety with over 25 years’ experience and have worked with navies around the world including the UK Royal Navy, the Canadian, Norwegian, Italian, and Dutch Navies and submarine constructors such DCNS, Fincantieri, Navantia and BAE Systems. QinetiQ provides an extensive range of submarine through-life support services and tools including Paramarine software, a world leading submarine design solution, and range of Submarine & Propulsor Design, Performance, Optimisation & Safety Services.
“We have established a long and mutually beneficial relationship with the MoD working on both the Royal Navy surface and submarine fleet. This project is an excellent demonstration of the range and depth of capabilities QinetiQ are able to bring to bear to deliver a successful outcome to a complex problem,” observed Vittorio Vagliani, Managing Director, QinetiQ GRC.