QI Solutions, a subsidiary of Quantum Computing Inc. (QCi), has signed a five-year Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) with U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) to develop quantum technology applications. USSOCOM is the premier entity of the U.S. Department of Defense that deploys the latest technology for global special operations.
QI Solutions specializes in quantum technology including Quantum Photonic Detection and Ranging (QpDAR) sensors, computing, communications, cryptography, and advanced microchip solutions. The company will collaborate with USSOCOM’s Science & Technology (S&T) Directorate to develop advanced quantum solutions for Special Operations Forces (SOF).
This partnership aims to leverage QI Solutions’ advanced technologies to support vital USSOCOM programs and requirements. The objective is to develop unique Quantum Solutions that can be deployed in the field to protect the country.
Sean Gabeler, President of QI Solutions, expressed excitement and honor in working with the Department of Defense and USSOCOM. He emphasized the importance of this collaboration in developing innovative quantum solutions.
Robert Liscouski, CEO of Quantum Computing Inc., highlighted the significance of this opportunity for QCi and QI Solutions. He stated that this agreement demonstrates the Department of Defense’s belief in the immediate impact of advanced quantum technologies.
QI Solutions’ suite of solutions includes quantum computing, quantum communications, and quantum sensing. The company’s core nanophotonic-based technology, the Dirac series, offers solutions for optimization problems using over 11,000 qubits for binary problems and over 1000 qubits for integer-based problems.
QCi aims to accelerate the value of quantum computing for real-world business solutions by delivering accessible and affordable solutions with industrial applications. The company’s core quantum methodologies have enabled the development of quantum applications for AI, cybersecurity, and remote sensing.
This partnership between QI Solutions and USSOCOM demonstrates the growing importance of quantum technology in defense and security operations. It paves the way for the integration of quantum solutions into Special Operations Forces’ mission roles.
– Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA): An agreement between a government agency and a non-federal partner for collaborative research and development.
– Quantum Photonic Detection and Ranging (QpDAR): Quantum technology that utilizes photons for detection and ranging.
– Science & Technology (S&T) Directorate: A department within USSOCOM responsible for advancing technology solutions.
– Special Operations Forces (SOF): Highly trained military units specializing in unconventional warfare, counterterrorism, and special reconnaissance.
Sources: PRNewswire, Quantum Computing Inc.