Ultra Electronics to Develop SDR Radio Platform for the US Army

Ultra Electronics TCS, a pioneer in advanced tactical radio communications systems for defense, security and public safety applications, has received its second major delivery order from the US Army. The order, valued at $29.8 million, is for the procurement and fielding of Ultra’s ORION radio systems in support of the Army’s TRILOS Radio Program. Ultra Electronics TCS is a subsidiary of the Ultra Electronics Group.

The new order is part of the $500 million indefinite award/indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract awarded to Ultra TCS earlier in 2019 and will predominantly be fulfilled throughout 2020.

Ultra’s ORION radio system is a software-defined, multi-channel, multi-band, MIMO radio platform that enables a Unified Heterogeneous Wireless Network (HETNET) capable of supporting a diversity of user requirements and resilient network operations in contested and congested environments. It enhances the communications capabilities of military units by providing higher levels of data throughput at extended ranges, including critical areas at the tactical edge. With increased deployment of advanced sensors, voice, data and video applications within the armed forces, on-demand access to a secure and resilient communications network is a critical operational requirement.

According to Iwan Jemczyk, President, Ultra Electronics TCS, the ORION radio system is a transformational tactical communications technology and a key component of the US Army’s Network Modernization strategy. And his company will continue to support the U.S. DOD’s objectives for resilient, easy-to-use, high performance communications systems.

Ultra Electronics TCS is a leader in the design, development and manufacturing of advanced tactical radio communications systems for defence, security and public safety applications and part of the Ultra Electronics Group. It has supplied multiple generations of innovative radio communications products and services to the U.S. Department of Defence (DoD), Canadian Department of National Defence (DND), UK Ministry of Defence (MOD), major prime contractors and the defence and security agencies of allied nations around the globe.