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Ultra Electronics stabilised antenna platform operational on HMS MEDWAY

Ultra Electronics Command & Sonar Systems (Ultra CSS) is pleased to announce that its Stabilised Antenna Platform has been integrated onto HMS Medway and is now fully operational.

The platform provides the stability for the Scanter 4100 2D radar for air and surface surveillance. Algorithms integrated into the platform ensure the antenna maintains accurate observation capabilities in most weather conditions.

HMS Medway is the first of five new offshore River Class patrol vessels and the second one to officially enter service after HMS Forth.

The ship will now take part in final training missions ahead of her first active duties in the New Year

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Ultra supports Labuan Shipbuilding & Engineering in delivering Bung Mas Lima back to the Royal Malaysian Navy

Ultra Electronics Command & Sonar Systems (Ultra) has recently supported Labuan Shipbuilding and Engineering (LSE) in successfully conducting the repair, defect rectification and limited overhaul of Bunga Mas Lima, a Command Support Ship in the Royal Malaysian Navy.Ultra Electronics Command and Sonar Bung mas Lima

The contract, completed on schedule on 4 April 2019, required significant collaboration between LSE and Ultra to ensure the needs of the Navy were met. Throughout the tight 120-day effort carried out at LSE’s shipyard in Labuan, LSE provided yard services including hull, underwater and platform architecture work while Ultra had responsibility for purchasing, fitting and acceptance of all electronic equipment and providing technical support to yard services activities as required.

Mike Williams, Managing Director of Ultra Electronics Command & Sonar Systems commented: “We highly value our ongoing relationship with LSE. Following the successful completion of this contract, we look forward to further collaboration with them in support of the Royal Malaysian Navy fleet.”


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Jacinto Class Patrol Vessel PS36 Achieves Successful SAT in the Philippines

Ultra Electronics Command & Sonar Systems (Ultra CSS) is pleased to announce that it has achieved a successful Sea Acceptance Trial (SAT) on Jacinto Class Patrol Vessel (JCPV) PS36 in the Manila Bay, Philippines on Thursday 16 May, supported by Leonardo and MSI.
Ultra Electronics completes acceptance tests on Jacinto Class Patrol Vessel PS36

The Ultra CSS JCPV project team has successfully worked to complete the installation integration and acceptance of the Ultra Type 1700 Electro-Optical Fire Control System, a surveillance radar and navigation instrumentation plus refurbishment of the ships 76mm and 25mm guns, delivering a fully integrated, up to date combat system to the Philippine Navy.

On completion of SAT, PS36 is now able to play its part in the annual Philippine Navy celebration day on the 17th June, which will be attended by the Philippine President.

Ultra CSS specialises in the design, integration and supply of complex naval gun fire control systems, having delivered many systems worldwide on new vessels and as part of upgrade, restoration or modernisation programmes.

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Ultra CSS awarded 10-year contract to Support Sonar Type 2170

Ultra Electronics Command & Sonar Systems has been awarded a 10-year contract with the UK Ministry of Defence for support of its fleet of 16 Surface Ship Torpedo Defence (SSTD) Systems – Sonar type 2170.

This latest order, awarded under competition in February this year, is for the continued support of the SSTD system, which was designed, developed by Ultra and supplied to the UK MOD, entering service in 2004 and supported now for more than 15 years.

Ultra CSS Managing Director, Mike Williams, said: “We are proud to receive this contract from the MOD, showing once again their confidence in Ultra’s Torpedo Defence System support capabilities. We highly value their trust in us and our ongoing relationship.”

Ultra is a pioneer and world leader in the design and delivery of naval anti-submarine warfare technology to customers worldwide. The SSTD system offers navies a total sensor to countermeasure solution and is designed to be role fitted to naval platforms as required.

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Ultra Electronics Command & Sonar Systems to supply new sonobuoys to UK MoD

Ultra Electronics Command & Sonar Systems has been awarded an order for sonobuoys (air-dropped acoustic submarine detection devices) to be produced for the UK MoD over the next three years (2019-2021).

The UK Ministry of Defence has also included an option to take additional sonobuoys for the following three years, to 2024.

This latest order builds on the long-term relationship that Ultra has with the MoD, having delivered sonobuoys to the MoD over the last 15 years.

Managing Director of Ultra Electronics Command & Sonar Systems, Mike Williams, said: “Sonobuoys remain the backbone of our business, and we are delighted to receive this order for the MoD. We highly value their trust in us and our ongoing relationship.”

Ultra began manufacturing sonobuoys at its Greenford facility in 1949 and has made nearly 1.3 million units to date.

Director Helicopters at the MoD’s procurement agency, Defence Equipment and Support, Graham Russell, said: “This contract with Ultra demonstrates how we, in Defence Equipment and Support, are building on collaborative relationships with industry to deliver innovative equipment to the UK Armed Forces. As a supplier of sonobuoys to the UK Royal Navy, it ensures that this equipment remains in-service and readily available for years to come.”

Ultra is a pioneer and world leader in sonobuoy technology. Separately to this new MoD contract, its design engineers are also currently working on a miniaturisation programme, which could ultimately see the sonobuoys it makes reduce in size and weight but improve in performance.

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