Ultra Sonar 2150 Trials Being Held on HMS Portland

June 30, 2021 – June 2021 marked a significant milestone for both Ultra and the UK Royal Navy; with Sonar 2150 successfully completing its first-of-class sea acceptance trial onboard HMS Portland. This success represents further validation of a new world-leading hull-mounted sonar, that aims to provide improved capability and paves the way for further performance proving activities later in the…

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Ultra awarded sonar transducer program worth potential $69

April 26, 2021 – Ultra announces that its Naval Systems and Sensors business unit has been awarded a $69,816,849 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract containing firm-fixed-price provisions. This contract is for production of transducers and installation kits. Work will be performed in Quincy, Massachusetts (68%); and Hingham, Massachusetts (42%), and is expected to be completed by April 2026. The Naval Undersea Warfare Center…

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ASW Virtualization Initiative Expands DDG’s Combat Capability

March 26, 2021 – A Navy team responsible for developing and testing Surface Ship Undersea Warfare Combat System Suites (AN/SQQ-89A (V) 15) improved the anti-submarine warfare (ASW) capability of a guided missile destroyer during a February exercise. The integrated team led by Program Executive Office Integrated Warfare Systems (PEO IWS) and supported by NAVSEA’s Naval Undersea Warfare Center in Newport,…

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Thales Teams With MHI for JMSDF Sonar

November 23, 2020 – Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force relies on Thales and MHI to equip itself with the latest generation of high-resolution synthetic aperture sonar that provides a high level of classification. The choice of Thales technologies, which have been extensively proven in service with navies around the world, provides the highest levels of protection available today. In a changing…

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L3Harris Technologies Awarded International Sonar System Program

September 2, 2020 – L3Harris Technologies has been awarded a multi-million-dollar contract to deliver two Low-Frequency Active Towed Sonar (LFATS) systems to a NATO member. The LFATS system is used on ships to detect, track and engage all types of submarines. L3Harris specifically designed the system to perform at a lower operating frequency against modern diesel-electric submarine threats. “This award…

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Kongsberg Sonar for New Norwegian Coast Guard Ships

August 19, 2020 – Kongsberg Maritime is celebrating the signing of a contract with Vard to deliver its market-leading sonars to the Norwegian Coastguard. The sonars will be used on board three new craft planned for launch between 2022 and 2024, replacing the existing Nordkapp-class vessels. KONGSBERG will equip the new 136-metre, ice-strengthened vessels with its SS1221 sonars, which boast…

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