GRC sells software for submarines

GRC, a wholly owned Qinetiq subsidiary, has secured a contract to provide Paramarine Version 5 ship design software and its onboard variant Seagoing for Submarines to the government of Canada.


GRC

, a Hants-based subsidiary of Qinetiq, has secured a contract to provide Paramarine Version 5 ship design software and its onboard variant Seagoing for Submarines to the government of Canada.

The Canadian Navy will use the onboard software to manage the stability of its Victoria Class submarines and assist in emergency response situations. The simultaneous purchase of Paramarine Version 5 will allow Canada to monitor the stability characteristics of the submarines through their operational life.

This contract, worth over £60k, follows a previous one awarded in October 2007 worth over £75k to develop a stability and structural model of the Victoria Class Submarines.

The Paramarine submarine and surface ship design software was recently released at Version 5 and is accompanied by its sister product ‘Seagoing Paramarine’ software. The next release of Paramarine, in spring 2008, will include further enhancements including Advanced Hull Generation Technology and an interface to Microsoft Excel.