Maritime Systems

maritime_headerSince 2004, QinetiQ North America has delivered advanced maritime technology.  We are proud to have developed the hardware and software for the U.S Navy aircraft carrier, the USS Gerald Ford (CVN-78).  In 2015 and 2017, announced the contract to deliver the control hardware and software for the U.S. Navy’s next aircraft carrier, the future John F. Kennedy (CVN-79). Our technology is integrated on America’s most modern warship to launch aircraft using the Electro-Magnetic Aircraft Launch System (EMALS) and arresting gear using our Advanced Arresting Gear (AAG).

Our complete Maritime capabilities include: 

arrow_ltblue  Sea Scout – Air-launched Unmanned Underwater Vehicle (UUV)
arrow_ltblue  C-TALON – Submersible robot for surveillance and reconnaissance
arrow_ltblue  SabreTooth – For shipboard inspection, maintenance and surveillance
arrow_ltblue  Underwater Optical Communications –  Provides command and control needs
arrow_ltblue  Flight Deck Safety Net – Offers safety and fall protection at sea and at port

Expertise in Action

  • EMALS technology has been used by the U.S. Navy since 2004.  We have been involved with the component testing on the shipboard design, including full scale and full power tests of all components.
  • Our software development team uses man-rated critical safety software that is fully compliant with CMMI III standards.

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