Ultra Secures the Data Links for Canadian Maritime Helicopter

20 JULY 2010

Ultra Electronics, Communication and Integrated Systems has won business worth £10m for the Canadian Maritime Helicopter Programme. The latest contract by Sikorsky International Operations, Inc. to design, supply and support more than 40 Multi Link Processor Systems (MLPs) for Sikorsky International Operations, Inc. which is a subsidiary of Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., a United Technologies Corp. company.

Ultra's MLP provides a secure Link 11 tactical data link capability with future growth to Link 22 and the contract is expected to be extended to include a through life support contract. This contract reflects a strategic relationship that is developing between Ultra and Sikorsky and strengthens Ultra's place at the heart of the tactical data link community within the defence helicopter and unmanned air vehicle sector. Ultra has secure tactical, command and control and video data link technologies operating in the most challenging airborne conditions around the world today.

Mike Baptist (Managing Director, Ultra Communication & Integrated Systems) said:

"This contract is a result of the partnership Ultra, Sikorsky and the Canadian government have developed throughout the evolution of the Maritime Helicopter Project that demonstrates confidence in Ultra's leading data link technologies. This project is another example of the strategic partnerships we continue to develop to deliver innovative, secure communication system solutions around the world."