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Ultra Electronics, TCS Awarded a Contract for Support of a Sensor and Surveillance Network


December 10, 2014 - Montreal, Canada — Ultra Electronics, TCS has been awarded a contract for its ORION X500-G radio in support of a large customer in the Middle-East and Africa (MEA) region. The Ultra ORION solution will be used as the communications backbone for this countrywide sensor and surveillance network.     

Part of the ORION family, the X500-G tri-channel radio provides high-capacity backhaul for air defense and tactical networks interconnecting C4ISR elements. It can operate simultaneously in multiple bands (NATO full band 3+/4 and ISM 2.4/5.8GHz), offers a large portfolio of waveforms, best-in-class ECCM protection and jamming resilience. The Ultra ORION X500-G radio was chosen due its field-proven features and its unique UltraFast and UltraSteel technologies:

  • UltraFast is a high speed, high power, full-duplex 400 Mbps waveform.
  • UltraSteel is a unique radio system capability that ensures communications reliability under adverse channel conditions or active jamming by automatically switching between frequencies, polarization, or redundant channels and hot standby transceivers internally to the radio platform.

Iwan Jemczyk, President, Ultra Electronics TCS, commented: “We are proud to be selected by this international customer to fulfill their need for a high capacity communications solution that will help protect their country. We look forward to working with other countries also in need of superior border protection”.

The Ultra ORION family of software-defined radio solutions can fulfill multiple roles such as backhaul repeater, range extension node, aggregation/ distribution point, WLAN and a remote station for point-to-multipoint access at the network's edge. It is designed to enable reliable high-capacity communications for land, sea and air operations with over 50 different tactical modes including interoperability with thousands of previously fielded HCLOS radios across the world.

About Ultra Electronics, TCS
Part of the Ultra Electronics Group, TCS provides advanced and vertically integrated C4ISR and EW systems for ground, airborne and naval applications around the globe. Ultra Electronics, TCS is headquartered in Montreal, Canada with facilities in Ottawa and the United States. Its products and services play a major role in the C4ISR and EW ecosystems for defence, security and public safety applications. Ultra Electronics, TCS supplies high-capacity communications, IP networking, C2 support, ISR network convergence, electronic & signal intelligence and electronic counter measure solutions.

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