Ultra to showcase world’s first Sonobuoy Mission Pod

12 DECEMBER 2018

Ultra Electronics Command & Sonar Systems will be showcasing the world-first Sonobuoy Mission Pod at Underwater Defence & Security (UDS) Exhibition in March.

Ultra’s Sonobuoy Mission Pod (SMP) provides an on-demand, role-fit sonobuoy dispenser and optional integrated sonobuoy processing system for fixed-wing and rotary-wing aircraft. It can carry and dispense from 25 to 63 G-Size and F-Size sonobuoys and has been designed for rapid front-line installation and removal and sized to match the payload capacity of the platform.

Ultra is leading the field in the miniaturisation of sonobuoys, making them smaller and lighter, while providing a 35 per cent increase in capacity, an extended search area and more time on station.

Ultra will present a paper on its SMP and miniature sonobuoy capabilities during the Pre-Conference speech day on 5 March, then exhibiting on Stand 2 till 7 March, at UDS in the Ageas Bowl Hilton Hotel in Southampton.The annual UDS event is the premier international forum to understand the latest research, innovations, challenges and technologies in the underwater domain.

Ultra Electronics Command & Sonar Systems is a world-leader in highly specialised naval, terrestrial and airborne systems across defence markets. The UK company has more than 60 years of experience in the design, manufacture and support of a range of innovative systems for the Royal Navy and navies worldwide, including ASW sonars, sonobuoys, surface ship and submarine torpedo defence, naval combat systems, combat management systems, fire control and electro-optic tracking solutions. Its cost-effective, proven and flexible solutions are designed to deliver dominance and operational advantage across manned and unmanned platforms. Command & Sonar Systems is part of the Ultra Electronics Group.

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