Wednesday, January 29, 2014

QinetiQ wins NRL contract

RESTON, Va. -- QinetiQ North America today announced it was awarded a $12 million, three-year strategic contract for ocean modeling, remote sensing, and physical oceanography programs to support the Naval Research Laboratory at Stennis Space Center, Miss. Ocean circulation patterns, temperatures and depths are constantly changing. Mapping and prediction models are critical to naval strategy, informing fleet and special mission deployment decisions, military planning exercises, satellite calibration, and fleet design for ships, submarines and other maritime vessels. One of project included in this contract is to continue developing the Hybrid Coordinate Ocean Model, HYCOM, a new global, high resolution ocean prediction system that improves situational awareness and the ability to predict future ocean environments. (Source: PRWeb, 01/29/14)