AUSTIN, TX—July 31, 2023—Ultra Intelligence & Communications (Ultra I&C), a leading technology provider for the defense industry, has joined forces with Texas A&M University’s George H.W. Bush Combat Development Complex (BCDC) on the RELLIS campus in Bryan, Texas to redefine how warfighters and autonomous vehicles connect and communicate through innovative products and solutions.
With the landscape of warfare rapidly evolving, Ultra I&C’s innovation center, Ultra Labs, and the BCDC will harness their collective strengths to address the challenges of tomorrow's defense industry. The partnership will focus on connecting autonomous vehicles and warfighters, improving data connectivity and fusion, and analyzing emerging technologies to provide efficient and reliable defense solutions for decisions advantage on the battlefield.
Commenting on the partnership, Jon Rucker, CEO of Ultra Intelligence & Communications, said, “Collaborating with the Bush Combat Development Complex presents a tremendous opportunity for Ultra I&C to capitalize on our functional strengths and contribute to cutting-edge technological advancements, including Cascade. By working together, we will address real-world challenges and contribute to the improvement of global telecommunications infrastructure."
BCDC Innovation Proving Ground (IPG) is home to many different testbed facilities including, 5G communication, hypersonics, real-time network architectures and coordinated air-ground vehicle maneuvering. IPG will be utilizing Ultra I&C’s command and control capabilities for data integration and visualizations across a wide range of IPG testbed applications. Also, IPG will be integrating advanced autonomous vehicle control capabilities into Ultra I&C’s command and control systems. This will help propel military artificial intelligence for autonomy forward and ensure successfully connected systems across the battlefield.
"We are thrilled to announce the enduring partnership between Ultra Intelligence & Communications (Ultra I&C) and the George H.W. Bush Combat Development Complex (BCDC),” stated John W. Diem, director of Innovation Proving Ground (IPG), BCDC. “Ultra I&C is the innovative partner we have been seeking to join our applied research and open-air experimentation and testing endeavors. The work will take place at BCDC's Research Integration Center (RIC) and the BCDC IPG. Together, we will create a one-of-a-kind open-air integration and testing facility, unmatched anywhere else in the world."
Ultra Intelligence & Communications and the BCDC share a commitment to fostering innovation, providing research opportunities for students and industry professionals, and supporting collaboration on joint projects.
About Ultra Intelligence & Communications
Ultra Intelligence & Communications, also known as Ultra I&C, has generations of experience fielding tactical communications, command and control, and cyber security technologies for the most challenging defense applications. Ultra I&C connects the multi-domain battlespace and ensures secured information advantage in high-threat environments. These innovative solutions are an integral operational component for the U.S. Department of Defense, the UK Ministry of Defence, the Canadian Department of National Defence and many more defense organizations worldwide. For more information, visit www.ultra.group/intelligence-communications.
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