Officials with QinetiQ North America, Wyle, and Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Inc. through its wholly owned subsidiary of Digital Fusion Solutions Inc. recently announced forming QWK Integrated Solutions LLC (QWK) -- a joint venture that combines the legacy of enduring local affiliations strengthened by the influence of extended corporate resources. The initial pursuit of QWK will be the D3I contract in support of SMDC/ARSTRAT.

The D3I program will provide the Army with rapid design, development, demonstration, and integration of technology to support the mission of SMDC/ARTSTRAT and the Warfighter. QWK addresses these needs uniquely by leveraging corporate depth, experience with joint ventures, and comprehensive technological capabilities of both the partner companies and the teaming partners.

QinetiQ North America's Executive Vice President and General Manager of Lifecycle Solutions Dave Shrum said, “QinetiQ North America is dedicated to making tomorrow's technology work today. QWK Integrated Solutions is just one more way we can best support our customers and the ultimate needs of the Warfighter. QinetiQ is honored to join with Wyle and Kratos to make that happen.”  

Wyle President and General Manager of the Wyle CAS Group Dr. George C. Prueitt explained, “The QWK Joint Venture is focused on Warfighter solutions and technology developments for SMDC/ARSTRAT. Our goal is to foster long-term teaming relationships to provide government customers with best value capabilities and optimal solutions.”

Kratos President of the Weapon Systems Solutions Segment Richard Selvaggio added, "Kratos is excited to be a part of this exceptional team. D3I is a strategic opportunity for our company, and QWK provides a vehicle to apply our full corporate capabilities as well as those of our joint venture partners. QWK provides the agility and depth to support current customers and accommodate future growth of the Command."

Each of the three joint venture partners will bring the best of technology design, development, demonstration, and integration capabilities, facilities, and experience to the QWK partnership in order to provide the highest-quality solutions for the D3I program.