Ultra to support Babcock’s UK Type 45 Destroyer GSA9 contract

28 February 2020 (Last Updated February 28th, 2020 10:52)

Ultra has been selected to continue extending support for the British Royal Navy Type 45 Destroyer Gun System, Automation (GSA9) contract.

Ultra has been selected to continue extending support for the British Royal Navy Type 45 Destroyer Gun System, Automation (GSA9) contract.

The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) awarded the in-service support contract to Babcock International in October last year.

It covers all aspects of GSA9 support, including electro-optical gunfire control system (EOGCS), electro-optical sensor platforms (EOSPs), and quick pointing devices (QPD).

The three-year contract comes with an optional extension of two years.

Ultra will support the electro-optical (EO) tracking system as part of GSA9.

Ultra is the UK’s primary supplier of naval EO surveillance and tracking systems.

The EO system features high-resolution video performance, extensive automation levels, and the latest proven sensors and servo technologies. It has been developed using a common set of commercially/modified off-the-shelf (COTS / MOTS) baseline modules.

Designed based on Type 2500, Ultra’s modular system can be assembled as per requirements and allows easy interface with ship systems.

Equipped on platforms such as small patrol boats, naval surface combatants, auxiliary ships, and aircraft carriers, the systems are capable of operating in arctic and tropical waters, and other extreme climate conditions and changes.

Ultra CSS managing director Mike Williams said: “Ultra is pleased to be engaged with Babcock in supporting this important frontline system and looks forward to delivering high levels of availability and service throughout the contract.”