Ultra Electronics - Tactical Communication Systems has been awarded a contract valued at US $8.3 M for supplying tactical communication upgrade kits, including its high capacity AN/GRC-245A HCLOSTM radios to the U.S. Navy SPAWAR Systems.
Montreal, February 3, 2009 --[ASDWire]-- Ultra Electronics Tactical Communication Systems Division (Ultra TCS) is pleased to announce the award of a contract, valued at over US$8.3M through the Canadian Commercial Corporation, by the US Navy SPAWAR Systems, for supplying the U.S. Marine Corp MRC-142 Program upgrade kits, including our widely deployed AN/GRC-245A HCLOSTM software defined high capacity radios.
“We are honoured to support the US Navy in completing the modernization of the tactical communications systems of the U.S Marine Corp” states Iwan Jemczyk, president of Ultra Electronics Tactical Communications Systems. “Our widely deployed AN/GRC-245A HCLOSTM radio fills the gap for the high capacity throughput now required by modern armies while providing that reliability so appreciated by soldiers around the world.”
The AN/GRC-245A HCLOSTM radio is a state-of-the-art Software Defined Radio (SDR) which uses the Software Communications Architecture (SCA) open framework. The HCLOSTM radio is currently being shipped with a 16Mb/s capacity and is software-upgradeable to 34Mb/s full-duplex capacity. Ultra-TCS has already delivered thousands of HCLOSTM radios to North American and International customers, many of which are operating in the most demanding battlefield conditions.
About Ultra Electronics
Ultra Electronics is a group of specialist businesses designing, manufacturing, and supporting electronic and electromechanical systems, sub-systems and products for defense, security and aerospace applications worldwide. Ultra Electronics, which employs 3,500 people in the UK and North America, focuses on high integrity sensing, control, communication and display systems with an emphasis on integrated information technology solutions. The Group also focuses on obtaining a technological edge in niche markets, with many of its products and technologies being market leaders in their field.
About Ultra – Tactical Communication Systems
Ultra-TCS is one of more than 20 companies within the Ultra Electronics Group. It has been delivering tactical radios for more than 30 years and has fielded more than 30,000 radios over its history, making Ultra-TCS the premier global supplier of high-reliability, re-deployable tactical radios. Through its Telemus subsidiary, Ultra-TCS also manufactures and supplies a suite of Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) systems.