McQ Celebrates 35 Years Of Pushing Sensor Technology To Support National Security

AFWERX, the innovation program of the United States Air Force initiated a Base of the Future Challenge to seek new technologies that greatly enhance the security and defense of Air Force Bases, the company said.

AFWERX received over 1,500 submissions and accepted 374 proposals for the Challenge. McQ was down-selected in an initial group of 92 proposals followed by a virtual presentation by McQ of our “Global Multi Domain Security and Base Defense” solution. Based on the presentation, McQ was selected to receive direct-to-contract authorization under the RAPIDx Commercial Solutions Opening (CSO) AFWERX program.

With the Base of the Future initiative, the US Air Force (USAF) has an opportunity to start from the ground up and create an installation that will become a universal symbol of innovation and excellence.

McQ has developed a “Global Situation Awareness System” that enables deploying our advanced sensors anywhere in the world and immediately connecting the information to distributed users via Iridium´s secure satellite network.

These products and other McQ technologies are currently providing security at many domestic and foreign Air Force bases with real-time reporting of human activity for Base Security and remote area Situation Awareness missions.