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Ultra Electronics, TCS Receives Order from an Undisclosed International Customer for its Ultra ORION


September 30, 2014 - Montreal, Canada — Ultra Electronics, TCS is pleased to announce that it received a contract award from an international customer for the Ultra ORION X500-G.

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 X500-G 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.

Paul Zweers, Vice-President, Ultra Electronics TCS, commented: “We are proud to be selected by this customer to fulfill their need for a high capacity expeditionary communication solution. This program will allow TCS to expand the ORION X500-G’s footprint in the C4ISR worldwide community”.

The Ultra ORION family of Software-Defined Radio (SDR) solutions 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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