QinetiQ will aid Army Aviation in developing new tools and technologies

Contract calls for assisting Army in creation of transformational architectures

QinetiQ North America will provide software development for the Army under a five-year cost-plus-fixed-fee, indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract worth a maximum of $39.8 million.

QinetiQ North America will work with the Architecture Characterization Program of the Army Aviation and Missile Research, Development and Engineering Center in Huntsville, Ala., to develop innovative tools and technologies.

The company will support the Center’s Software Engineering Directorate to provide the analytical environment for determining and addressing critical issues associated with the ability of transformational architectures to provide a robust defense against various threats, according to a June 20 QinetiQ announcement.

The contractor will perform architecture definition, concept development, scenario development, constructive simulation and analysis.

The contract also calls for QinetiQ’s assistance in training operations and deployment, virtual prototype development and exercises, physical prototype fabrication, and field experimentation.

The scope of the work includes air and missile defense, force protection, cyber technology integration, brigade combat team modernization, and exercise and training support.

The Army Architecture Characterization Program is a research and development function that spans basic and applied research, including provisions for technology development and demonstration, the announcement said.

QinetiQ Group PLC, of McLean, Va., ranks No. 43 on Washington Technology’s 2011 Top 100 list of the largest federal government contractors.

About the Author

David Hubler is the former print managing editor for GCN and senior editor for Washington Technology. He is freelance writer living in Annandale, Va.

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