Ultra Electronics Maritime Systems Inc. (Ultra)

Ultra Electronics Maritime Systems Inc. (Ultra)

December 15, 2014 08:00 ET

Ultra to Supply Towed Arrays to Be Used by Royal New Zealand Navy (RNZN)

DARTMOUTH, NOVA SCOTIA--(Marketwired - Dec. 15, 2014) - Ultra Electronics Maritime Systems Inc. (Ultra) is pleased to announce that it will supply towed arrays to its sister company, UK-based Ultra Electronics Sonar Systems, that will ultimately be used by the Royal New Zealand Navy (RNZN), as reported on 21st July 2014.

The Sonar Systems business announced a contract valued at approximately $18M (CAD) to supply two Sea Sentor Surface Ship Torpedo Defence systems for the RNZN Frigate Systems Upgrade (FSU) programme. Ultra's towed array is the key acoustic sensor for Sea Sentor, a system installed in naval ships to detect, classify and localize incoming torpedoes, and to activate countermeasures against them.

Ultra designs, develops, and manufactures various towed arrays for surface ships and submarines at its facility in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada. New Zealand joins Canada, the UK, Australia, The Netherlands, and Turkey in the company's portfolio of international customers.

Ken Walker, president of Ultra, commented: "I am very proud to be extending our made in Canada solutions deeper into international waters with the Royal New Zealand Navy. This contract is proof that Ultra continues to provide world-class sonar systems."


Established in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada in 1947, Ultra Electronics Maritime Systems Inc. (Ultra) is an international leader in the development of equipment and systems for undersea surveillance and anti-submarine warfare (ASW). In addition to providing solutions to Canada, Ultra delivers sophisticated sonar systems to navies around the world including the Multi-static Active Passive Sonar for the Dutch Navy, an Integrated Sonar Suite for the Royal Australian Navy, and the UK Surface Ship Torpedo Defence System for the Royal Navy. Ultra provides unique engineering, development, manufacturing, test, evaluation, and management capabilities to develop and deliver advanced electronic, electromechanical, and underwater sensor systems.

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