04 April 2015

Ultra Awarded Contract by New Zealand MoD for Sea Sentor Surface Ship Torpedo Defence

04 April 2015

Sea Sentor Surface Ship Torpedo Defence system (videos, all photos : Ultra)

Ultra has announced that its Sonar Systems business, based in Greenford, Middlesex, has been awarded a contract, worth £9.9m for the provision of its Sea Sentor Surface Ship Torpedo Defence (SSTD) system.

The system will be used for New Zealand's ANZAC Frigate Systems Upgrade (FSU) programme.

Negotiations completed with a contract signing ceremony on 11 July at the New Zealand MoD Defence House in Wellington.

Under this contract the group will deliver two Sea Sentor SSTD Systems. The SSTD system delivers a single in-line towed array solution utilising a passive tow for detection,
classification and localisation of the threat posed to a ship's safety by incoming torpedoes fired from a hostile submarine.

The system features a flexible towed body countermeasure able to decoy and jam all torpedo types, including wake-homing torpedoes, and optional launchers can further deploy expendable countermeasures.

The ANZAC FSU project will upgrade the surveillance, combat and self-defence capabilities of the ANZAC frigates to match current and future threats and address the obsolescence of some of the current systems.

Ultra is looking forward to working with the New Zealand MoD and the Royal Navy New Zealand on this important project.

Ultra chief executive Rakesh Sharma said: "I am pleased Ultra has been awarded this contract to work in partnership with the New Zealand MoD, showing continued growth in the maritime sector.

"Ultra continues to expand its Sonar capabilities to meets its customer needs and this has been recognised by the contract award."

(Naval Technology)

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