Ultra Electronics USSI has announced that its Product Development Group has been appraised at Level 3 of the CMMI Institute’s Capability Maturity Model Integration for Development (CMMI®-DEV 1.3) by CMMI Partner AgileDigm of Ormond Beach, Florida.

CMMI® is a capability improvement framework that provides organisations with the essential elements of effective processes to improve performance and ensure repeatability.

The CMMI-DEV model further provides a comprehensive integrated set of guidelines for developing products and services that meet the needs of customers and end users. USSI also holds certifications for ISO 9001:2015 and AS 9100:2016.

President David Jost said: “USSI is proud to continue our history of promoting quality and fostering a culture of continuous improvement through this CMMI appraisal.”

“This CMMI alignment demonstrates our commitment to consistently delivering results for our customers as we assist them in achieving their vital missions. It also is a testament to the excellence of our people and processes that ensure the highest levels of quality.”

USSI is the leader in the design, development, and manufacturing of sonobuoy systems for the U.S. Navy. USSI utilises 250,000ft² facility in Columbia City, Indiana and is uniquely qualified to handle projects for the Department of Defense (DoD), Ministries of Defence (MoD), and major prime contractors with regards to design and manufacturing of engineered underwater and in-air acoustic products.

The technology core of the Product Development Group at USSI includes business units representing Rugged Commercial Products (RCP) and Naval Systems (NS). These business units focus on customer solutions in the areas of advanced electronics, acoustics, and integrated sensor systems for both the commercial and defense markets.