Q-NET and ARDDM
Q-NET is a highly specialized protective net that offers protection against rocket propelled grenades (RPGs). The netting is lightweight and configurable on a wide range of tactical and lightly armored vehicles and has the highest RPG defeat performance in the world for lightweight passive systems.Q-NET was first deployed in Afghanistan in 2010. It is now the most widely-deployed RPG protection system in the world and deployed on over 14,000 platforms used in active combat. The net design was developed jointly by QinetiQ, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) and the Office of Naval Research. It has been subjected to extensive live fire and laboratory tests with results indicating performance levels matching or exceeding competitor bar armor solutions.
ARDDM is the next generation of RPG defeat systems designed for use on a wide range of tactical and lightly armored vehicles and fixed sites. ARDDM is comprised of a uniform material with no metal hard points and limited framework. This provides a larger area of coverage and higher RPG defeat performance compared to net-based solutions. With its low weight, low standoff and modular panel design, ARDDM combines enhanced protection with ease of installation.
- Configurable to any platform without modifications to the vehicle
- 360 degree and overhead protection
- Features the highest RPG defeat performance in the world for lightweight passive systems
- Highly effective
- Lowest stand-off requirements of any passive system
- Multi-hit capability
- Easy installation and repairable in the field