Ultra and Mahindra Partner on Indian Navy Contract

Ultra is pleased to announce, in partnership with Mahindra Defence Systems Limited, the award of the Integrated Anti-Submarine Warfare Defence Suite (IADS) program for selected frontline warships of the Indian Navy. The contract is worth approximately £60 million to Ultra. Deliveries are due to commence in 2024 and to be completed by 2030. IADS provides a powerful multi-sensor ASW capability…

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Ultra Does RN Type 23 Platform Data Management Upgrade

Ultra announced November 22 the successful update of the Platform Data Management (PDM) for the Type 23 Royal Navy Frigates. The updated PDM system provides navigation and mission-critical data from sensors to numerous systems around the ship. The system upgrade has been designed to provide optimal performance to meet with modern Geospatial and Temporal Reference Standards and the flexibility to…

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Ultra Awarded $23 Million for Lightweight Torpedoes

Ultra Electronics Ocean Systems (d.b.a Ultra Naval Systems & Sensors), has been awarded a $23,151,045 fixed-price, cost-plus-fixed-fee and cost only modification to previously awarded contract N00024-18-C-6405 to exercise options for the production of MK54 MOD 0 lightweight torpedo (LWT) array kits, associated production support material, spares, and engineering and hardware support services. This contract combines purchases for the U.S. government,…

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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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Ultra Sonar Systems Supports Kraken Robotic Systems

January 27, 2021 – Ultra Sonar Systems (Ultra) is pleased to announce it has joined forces with Kraken Robotic Systems Inc. (Kraken) to support the supply of their SeaScout® system to the Royal Danish Navy. The SeaScout – see Figure 1 – is comprised of Kraken’s KATFISH™ towed Synthetic Aperture Sonar vehicle, Tentacle Winch® and Autonomous Launch and Recovery System…

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Northrop Grumman Collaborates with Ultra to Demonstrate Unmanned ASW Capability

February 2, 2021 – Northrop Grumman Corporation and UK-based Ultra (equipped a modified, manned Bell 407 (acting as an MQ-8C Fire Scout surrogate) platform with Ultra sonobuoys, receiver and processor to complete an unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) anti-submarine warfare (ASW) capability demonstration. This successful demonstration of the UAS ASW mission on October 29 was the first time a vertical takeoff…

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