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Ultra awarded extension to Sonobuoy Capability contract valued at £9.7 million

Ultra Electronics announced today that its Command & Sonar Systems sonobuoy facility, based in Greenford, Middlesex, has been awarded a £9.7m contract extension for the supply and production of sonobuoys for the Royal Navy’s Merlin Mk2 Maritime Patrol Helicopter fleet.

The Group was initially awarded a contract in 2015 to supply sonobuoys for the Royal Navy’s Merlin Mk2 Maritime Patrol Helicopter. This contract extension ensures that the Royal Navy will continue to maintain a persistent Anti-Submarine Warfare surveillance capability against hostile submarines. It also enables Ultra to support future technology capability insertion and international collaboration.

Rakesh Sharma, Chief Executive of Ultra commented:
“Ultra is delighted to have secured an extension to this important contract. Our long-standing partnership with the Merlin project team has allowed us to sustain and further develop the nation’s airborne anti-submarine warfare capability, preserving a key battle-winning advantage for UK armed forces.”

Enquiries:
Rakesh Sharma, Chief Executive 
Amitabh Sharma, Group Finance Director
020 8813 4307

Susan McErlain, Corporate Affairs Director 
07836 522 722

James White, MHP Communications 
020 3128 8756


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