April 21, 2021 – Ultra is pleased to announce that the U.S. Navy, as part of the ten-year, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) ATCS contract awarded in July 2020, has issued a task order award of $28.6M to Ultra to fully fund the completion of the development phase of ATCS.
Ultra is delivering a full duplex communications solution to support secure ship-to-shore and ship-to-ship C2 data and video communications between expeditionary strike groups (ESG) afloat and Marine Corps units ashore (using TRC-238 provided by Ultra Communications via U.S. Army TRILOS Program of Record).
ATCS will provide state-of-the-art, long-range wireless communications capability between the Navy’s L-Class (Landing Craft) Ships and Marine Corps MRC-142D shore systems operated by the Marine Air-Ground Task Force (MAGTF).
Adoption of ORION by the U.S. Navy ensures interoperability with deployed communications assets already in use across the Department of Defense, including the U.S. Army, U.S. Marine Corps, and U.S. Special Forces, and widens Ultra Communications’ tactical communications footprint in the U.S.
Brian Karney, Director of Program Management, Ultra Communications commented: “Ultra is extremely proud to support the U.S. Navy’s ATCS. This award demonstrates the U.S. Navy’s confidence in Ultra to deliver a technologically advanced communication and networking solution to meet its unique environmental and performance requirements. Everyone at Ultra is committed to the success of ATCS to ensure communication systems’ interoperability between the U.S. Marine Corps and U.S. Army using latest generation Ultra tactical networking technologies.”