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Thursday 12 April, 2012

Ultra Electronics

Contract Award

RNS Number : 2308B
Ultra Electronics Holdings PLC
12 April 2012


                                                                                                                                   12 April 2012


Ultra Electronics, Tactical Communication Systems



Ultra Electronics, TCS Receives $3.4 Million Order for Indian Electronic Warfare System


Ultra Electronics, TCS, based in Ottawa, Canada, has been awarded an order for Electronic Warfare equipment totalling $3.4 million.  The system will be delivered to the Defence Avionics Research Establishment (DARE) in Bangalore, India.  Ultra TCS will supply a shelter-based, mobile simulator system including an integrated antenna array and UltraEAGLE 0.5 - 40 GHZ ELINT receiver.  The complete system will be used in a test environment to evaluate aircraft EW radar capability and provide an opportunity for pilots to assess the equipment's functionality, specifically the effectiveness of countermeasure techniques. The EW system will be integrated in Ultra TCS' Ottawa facility and then shipped to the DARE facility in Bangalore in the latter part of 2013.



Iwan Jemczyk, President of Ultra Electronics, TCS commented:

"We are very pleased to announce this award and anticipate follow-on business given the growing demand for both EW and tactical communications equipment in India.  Ultra TCS' EW systems are ideal for markets requiring state-of-the-art, competitively-priced equipment."







Ultra Electronics, TCS

Marc Poisson, National Public Relations,                   +1 514-843-2366,


Media Enquiries

Tom Caster, Communications Manager, Ultra Electronics                         +44 (0)20 8813 4320


Further information about Ultra Electronics, TCS:


Ultra Electronics, TCS, part of the Ultra Electronics group, is a global leader in tactical communication systems, including high-capacity radio communications and Electronic Warfare (EW) systems. Ultra TCS supplies dependable, reliable and powerful communications equipment for tactical military and defence system applications.  The company's products are tailored to meet or exceed military requirements in order to ensure that reliable, effective and robust communications can be deployed in the most rugged of environments. Ultra TCS is proud to work with leading system integrators to provide the best communications systems and services to be integrated within any military architecture and fielded as part of any deployment scenario in the world. 


Further information about Ultra Electronics


Ultra Electronics is an internationally successful defence, security, transport and energy company with a long, consistent track record of development and growth. Ultra businesses constantly innovate to create solutions to customer requirements that are different from and better than those of the Group's competitors. The Group has about one hundred and eighty distinct market or technology niches within its twenty-eight businesses. The diversity of niches enables Ultra to contribute to a large number of platforms and programmes and provides resilience to the Group's financial performance.


Ultra has world-leading positions in many of its niches and, as an independent, non-threatening partner, is able to support all of the main prime contractors with specialist capabilities and solutions. As a result of such positioning, Ultra's systems, equipment or services are often mission-critical to the successful operation of the platform to which they contribute. In turn, this mission-criticality secures Ultra's positions for the long-term which underpin the superior financial performance of the Group.


Ultra offers support to its customers through the design, delivery and support phases of a programme. Ultra businesses have a high degree of operational autonomy where the local management teams are empowered to devise and implement competitive strategies that reflect their expertise in their specific niches. The Group has a small head office and executive team that provide to the individual businesses the same agile, responsive support that they provide to customers as well as formulating Ultra's overarching, corporate strategy.


The major market sectors in which Ultra operates are:


Defence: Ultra supplies advanced electronic and electrical systems and equipment to coalition defence forces around the world. The Group innovates to provide specialist capabilities that are superior to those available to the enemy. By focusing on delivering comparative military advantage, Ultra can gain market share and exploit the headroom for growth that is available in defence budgets worldwide.


Security and cyber: Ultra provides highly differentiated systems and capabilities to the broad security, intelligence and cyber market. Driven by the actions of rogue states, terrorist groups and organised crime, governments worldwide are focusing expenditure preferentially on addressing these threats. Ultra has highly specialised capabilities in secure communications, networks and high-grade cryptographic equipment, key management systems and surveillance and intelligence gathering systems.


Transport: Ultra provides specialist software, systems and equipment for use in mass passenger transport systems. This includes high integrity real-time controls for civil aircraft, advanced IT solutions for modern airports and trackside power equipment for transit rail systems. Demand in these areas, is driven by rising populations in affluent and developing regions of the world.


Energy: Countries around the world are addressing the strategic need to have secure access to increasing amounts of low carbon energy. Ultra has a range of safety critical sensors and controls used in existing and new build nuclear reactors. The Group has innovative portable energy sources powered by readily available propane gas. Ultra also has specialist sensors, derived from defence applications, which are highly effective in the underwater environment at hydrocarbon mapping.


This information is provided by RNS
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