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Friday, December 6, 2013 10:43 AM
 
Qinetiq Q-net RPG protection kit selected by U.S. Army for Oshkosh M-ATV vehicles.
QinetiQ North America (QNA) today announced that its Q-Net™ Rocket Propelled Grenade (RPG) defeat system has been selected to protect hundreds of U.S. Army Oshkosh M-ATV vehicles through an $18.3M contract. Under this contract, QNA will update RPG protection on the U.S. Army’s newly purchased military vehicles with a modernized version of the original M-ATV protection kit that QNA manufactured and delivered from 2009-2011 for over 7,500 vehicles.
     
QinetiQ North America (QNA) today announced that its Q-Net™ Rocket Propelled Grenade (RPG) defeat system has been selected to protect hundreds of U.S. Army Oshkosh M-ATV vehicles through an $18.3M contract. Under this contract, QNA will update RPG protection on the U.S. Army’s newly purchased military vehicles with a modernized version of the original M-ATV protection kit that QNA manufactured and delivered from 2009-2011 for over 7,500 vehicles.
QinetiQ Q-NET counter RPG system mounted on Oshksoh M-ATV.

     
“Q-Net provides lightweight, easy-to-install, superior protection against RPG attacks,” said Andy Rogers, executive vice president and general manager, Technology Solutions, QinetiQ North America. “The U.S. military continues to show its confidence in both the M-ATV and Q-Net, and we are proud to provide our warfighters this important, life-saving RPG protection system.”

The Q-Net RPG defeat system has been widely deployed in Iraq and Afghanistan over the past few years. This ultra-light weight, affordable and highly effective system has the ability to withstand multiple hits and is easily adaptable to a variety of platforms.

Vehicles protected by Q-Net can operate as designed without the burden of excessive weight, which contributes to higher roll-over risk, wear and tear on operating systems and excessive fuel consumption. Q-Net easily installs in the field for rapid deployment anywhere in the world.
 
 
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