Ultra Electronics has announced that its Sonar Systems business, based in Greenford, Middlesex, has been awarded a £27m contract for the Royal Navy’s Sonar 2050 Technology Refresh (S2050TR) programme.
The contract will be executed over the next ten years. It will see the group deliver and support new hull-mounted sonars for the Royal Navy’s eight Type-23 frigates.
The S2050 technology refresh programme will deliver a world-leading sonar capability to the Royal Navy, which will provide persistent surveillance against submarine and torpedo threats, at a significantly lower through-life cost.
Ultra’s capability in sonar leverages technologies from a number of recent overseas wins.
The group is able to offer this advanced system as a low-risk solution to the Royal Navy.
Ultra’s sonar capability incorporates a number of world-leading solutions, which will help satisfy the growing global market.
Ultra chief executive Rakesh Sharma said: "I am very pleased that Ultra has been awarded the Sonar 2050 technology refresh contract.
"This is a significant opportunity and it demonstrates Ultra’s continuing ability to supply and support cutting edge sonar systems to the Royal Navy.
"We look forward to working with the defence equipment and support (DE&S) team on this programme."