Anti-surface warfare training variant to be developed by QinetiQ for U.K. Royal NavyNews
June 27, 2019
UNITED KINGDOM. QinetiQ, defense technology company, has signed a new five-year contract with the U.K. Royal Navy that will introduce a dedicated training variant of QinetiQ?s Pointer (Pointer T) system to optimize Anti-Surface Warfare training on a wide range of weapon systems.
Developed in partnership with the Ministry of Defence’s Defence Science and Technology Laboratory, the Pointer T data analytics and measurement system provides a link between the Command and Control function and weapon operators to counter threats from Fast In-shore Attack Craft.
According to information from QinetiQ, the adoption of Pointer T in Flag Officer Sea Training exercises for the Royal navy will improve situational awareness and performance evaluation on various platforms. It will also provide immediate and objective training assurance for all non-firing FP serials.
Featuring a weapon-mounted Laser Range Finder, Pointer T uses encoders to establish the precise position and attitude of weapon systems as well as the location of GPS-tracked threats. It then determines the nature and impact of ‘hits’. This data is recorded and displayed in real-time on a portable situational awareness tool.