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QinetiQ North America Awarded Contract for its DOLPHIN Underwater Acoustic Data and Communications Technology


QinetiQ North America Awarded Contract for its DOLPHIN Underwater Acoustic Data and Communications Technology

Revolutionary technology improves performance of subsea acoustics

PR Newswire

WALTHAM, Mass., Aug. 1, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- QinetiQ North America (QNA) today announced that it has been awarded a sole-source contract from the Naval Surface Warfare Center, Panama City Division, (NSWC PCD), Panama City, FL to demonstrate advanced, low power, sidescan sonar technology.  This contract will leverage QinetiQ North America's patented DOLPHIN technology to demonstrate full swath coverage in eliminating the Nadir (gap) that exists with current sidescan sonar systems. 

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DOLPHIN is a full duplex, underwater acoustic technology that makes it possible for collaborative and interoperable, continuous sonar signals by enabling Simultaneous Transmit and Receive (STAR) acoustic sonar operations. This technology increases area search rate solving many challenges for Navy and commercial customers.

"This award provides us an opportunity to work in partnership with the US Navy to demonstrate this revolutionary, enabling technology to support significantly improved performance of subsea acoustics systems," said Mr. Mike Fry, Vice President, Strategy and Business Development for Maritime Systems at QinetiQ North America. "We are very pleased and honored to be part of this significant technology demonstration."

More information on the contract can be found on the US Government website at

About QinetiQ North America
QinetiQ North America (QNA) is a subsidiary of QinetiQ Group plc, the FTSE250 company listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE:QQ.L). QNA delivers world-class technology and revolutionary products to the defense, security, and commercial markets. Customers rely on QNA products to increase situational awareness, aid in personal safety, enhance security and streamline operations. QNA is headquartered in Waltham, Massachusetts and operates as the US arm of QinetiQ Group's Global Products division. For more information, visit

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