Ultra receives £64.4m contract extension for in-service support of the UK MoD’s Litening Pods

July 2014, Thu 03

Ultra announces that its Communication & Integrated Systems business, based in Greenford, Middlesex, has been awarded a contract extension for the in-service support of the UK MoD’s Litening Pods. This support will enable the provision of advanced targeting and reconnaissance capability for the Royal Air Force’s Eurofighter Typhoon and Tornado fleets. Together with the outstanding amount from the original contract, the Litening Pod support is worth £80.4m

The Group were initially awarded a contract in 2006 to supply and support the UK MoD’s first fleet of Litening Pods. The UK’s Litening Pod is extensively used on current operations where it has recently passed 80,000 flying hours exceeding its required mission availability.

The contract extension supplements the original contract through an increase in scope and recognises the continuing growth of the fleet. Ultra’s Litening Support Centre provides systems engineering support to the fleet as well as conducting test and repair of all Litening components. This new contract will improve availability to the front line command.

Rakesh Sharma, Chief Executive of Ultra commented:
“This contract award is testament to Ultra’s commitment to focusing on customer need and delivering innovative solutions. Our dedicated support resource underpins the success of the Litening Pod’s mission availability and demonstrates Ultra’s commitment to delivering outstanding customer support.”

Rakesh Sharma, Chief Executive
Mary Waldner, Group Finance Director
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Susan Ellis, Corporate Affairs Adviser
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James White, MHP Communications
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