About Us

For over 50 years, QinetiQ North America (QNA) has been providing world-class technology development, engineering research and development and revolutionary products to the defense, security, commercial and consumer markets. Our product offerings include unmanned systems (robots), vehicle and soldier protection, maritime systems and power sensors and control systems. Customers rely on us to increase situational awareness, improve processes, streamline operations, reduce costs, enhance security and save lives.

QNA is headquartered in Waltham, MA, USA with offices in Franklin, MA, Pittsburgh, PA and Ashburn, VA.

QinetiQ North America is a wholly owned, independently operated subsidiary of QinetiQ Group PLC,  one of the world’s leading defense and security technology companies.

What’s in a name? Why QinetiQ?

The name ‘QinetiQ’ results from extensive analysis of all of our capabilities and strengths. It is derived from the scientific term, kinetic, which means relating to or caused by motion. This in turn comes from the Greek kinetikos based on ‘kineo’, which means ‘to move’, with connotations towards energetic, enterprising and dynamic. ‘QinetiQ’ was seen as particularly distinctive and reflects our spirit of innovation and creativity, but also energy, motion and progress.

 *Note: pronounced ki-net-ic