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Ultra Electronics Awarded Contract for Submarine Towed Arrays

Jun 17 2013 12:00AM



DARTMOUTH, NOVA SCOTIA -- (Marketwired) -- 06/17/13 -- Ultra Electronics Maritime Systems Inc (UEMS) (LSE: ULE) is pleased to announce a contract award by Public Works and Government Services Canada to manufacture four Submarine Towed Array Sonar System (SubTASS) arrays for the Royal Canadian Navy's VICTORIA class submarines. The SubTASS arrays were developed by UEMS and are manufactured in its facilities in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. UEMS' SubTASS arrays are an essential component of the VICTORIA class sensor suite and allow the submarines to covertly detect and track surface and sub-surface contacts.

Ken Walker, President of UEMS, states "The award of this contract is significant on several fronts. Not only does it allow us to continue to recruit and retain the best and brightest minds out there, but it also reinforces the fact that a company like Ultra Electronics can design, develop and produce world beating technology, right here in Canada. We, as a company, are looking forward and are honored to have the RCN as a customer."

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

Dan Simard
Director of Business Development

Source: Marketwire

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