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Contract awarded for Shipborne Rolling Vertical Landing system for the Royal Navy's Queen Elizabeth Aircraft Carriers

Ultra has been contracted by the UK MoD to manufacture and integrate the Shipborne Rolling Vertical Landing (SRVL) Landing Signal Officer (LSO) Situational Awareness Aid aboard the Queen Elizabeth Class platforms. The aid will provide the Lightning Team and Royal Navy LSO’s with additional visual information during an F-35b SRVL approach to allow a safe landing of the aircraft aboard HMS Queen Elizabeth and HMS Prince of Wales.
 
 

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Ultra CSS awarded contracted by QinetiQ to support UK Open Sea Ranges

Ultra Electronics Command & Sonar Systems is delighted to announce that we have been selected by QinetiQ to provide through life engineering support for the UK Electro-Magnetic Open Sea Ranges. This will include software support, strategic stock position and preventative maintenance.

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Reginald Fessenden Challenge 2017

Command & Sonar Systems participated in the Reginald Fessenden Challenge 2017, an annual charity sailing event in support of The Not Forgotten Association. The charity provides entertainment and leisure facilities to serving and ex-service men and women that have been injured during or after service in the Royal Navy, Army or Royal Air Force. This event was supported by a number of key industry underwater warfare companies such as Atlas Elektronik (UK) Ltd, Thales and QinetiQ as well as guests from MoD and NCHQ. The Ultra crew included Tim O’Neill, Sean Bell, Stuart Riches, Mark Wildman, Mark Anderson (Head Office), Iain Robertshaw (PMES) and our guest Cdr Simon Pressdee RN, SO1 Mine Countermeasures. Despite the bad weather and with nine boats entered in the race, Ultra came an impressive second place behind TPG Maritime, with Thales in eighth place.

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Ultra awarded extension to Sonobuoy Capability contract valued at £9.7 million

Ultra Electronics announced today that its Command & Sonar Systems sonobuoy facility, based in Greenford, Middlesex, has been awarded a £9.7m contract extension for the supply and production of sonobuoys for the Royal Navy’s Merlin Mk2 Maritime Patrol Helicopter fleet.

The Group was initially awarded a contract in 2015 to supply sonobuoys for the Royal Navy’s Merlin Mk2 Maritime Patrol Helicopter. This contract extension ensures that the Royal Navy will continue to maintain a persistent Anti-Submarine Warfare surveillance capability against hostile submarines. It also enables Ultra to support future technology capability insertion and international collaboration.

Rakesh Sharma, Chief Executive of Ultra commented:
“Ultra is delighted to have secured an extension to this important contract. Our long-standing partnership with the Merlin project team has allowed us to sustain and further develop the nation’s airborne anti-submarine warfare capability, preserving a key battle-winning advantage for UK armed forces.”

Enquiries:
Rakesh Sharma, Chief Executive 
Amitabh Sharma, Group Finance Director
020 8813 4307

Susan McErlain, Corporate Affairs Director 
07836 522 722

James White, MHP Communications 
020 3128 8756

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Ultra awarded £7.5m contract for restoration and sustainment of two Philippines Jacinto Class Patrol Vessels

Ultra Electronics announced today that its Command & Control Systems business, based in Loudwater, UK has been awarded a contract valued at £7.5m from the Philippine Department of National Defence for Phase 3B of the Jacinto Class Patrol Vessel Restoration and Sustainment Programme.

Phase 3B includes the replacement of the electro-optic fire control system and navigation sensors and overhaul of the 25mm and 76mm guns on two ships of the Jacinto Class. The contract also includes the overhaul of the 25mm gun on a third ship of the same class.

The contract will be completed over a period of 25 months and overhaul and fitting work will be conducted in the Philippines. A separate spares and support contract is expected to follow.

Rakesh Sharma, Chief Executive of Ultra commented: “I am pleased that Ultra has been awarded this contract in support of the Republic of the Philippines’ plans to modernize its armed forces. It reinforces Ultra’s position as a company that makes a valued contribution supporting Navies globally by extending the life their fleets. The award follows on from the successful contract to modernise the Corvette KRI Fatahillah in Indonesia

Enquiries: 
Rakesh Sharma, Chief Executive 
Ami Sharma, Group Finance Director 
020 8813 4307

Susan McErlain, Corporate Affairs Director 
07836 522 722

James White, MHP Communications 
020 3128 8756

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