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Ultra Electronics, TCS to deliver Ultra ORION Radio Systems to Middle East Army Customer


September 8 2015 - Montreal, Canada — Ultra Electronics, TCS has been awarded a contract to provide Ultra ORION radios in support of the army trunk communications system for a Middle East customer. 

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 3/3+/4 and ISM 2.4/5.8 GHz), offers a large portfolio of waveforms, best-in-class ECCM protection and jamming resilience.

Iwan Jemczyk, President, Ultra Electronics TCS, commented: “We are proud to provide our latest generation of Software-Defined Radio (SDR) to this long- time Ultra customer. The ORION solution will complement and be interoperable with previously fielded HCLOS radios provided during the previous phases of this program.”

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 Line-of-Sight (LOS), Non Line-of-Sight (NLOS) and interoperability with thousands of HCLOS radios fielded 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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