The U.S. Army has awarded a second major delivery order valued at $29.8M to Ultra Electronics TCS for the procurement and fielding of Ultra’s ORION radio systems in support of the Army’s TRILOS Radio Program. This order is part of the $500M indefinite award/indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract awarded to Ultra TCS earlier in 2019 and will predominantly be fulfilled throughout 2020.
Ultra’s ORION radio system enhances the communications capabilities of military units by providing higher levels of data throughput at extended ranges, including critical areas at the tactical edge. With increased deployment of advanced sensors, voice, data and video applications within the armed forces, on-demand access to a secure and resilient communications network is a critical operational requirement.
Iwan Jemczyk, President, Ultra Electronics TCS commented:
“The ORION radio system is a transformational tactical communications technology and a key component of the US Army’s Network Modernization strategy. We are pleased to be a valued team member and will continue to support the U.S. DOD’s objectives for resilient, easy-to-use, high performance communications systems.”
About the ORION Radio:
The ORION radio system is a software-defined, multi-channel, multi-band, MIMO radio platform that enables a Unified Heterogeneous Wireless Network (HETNET) capable of supporting a diversity of user requirements and resilient network operations in contested and congested environments.
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About Ultra Electronics TCS:
Ultra Electronics TCS is a leader in the design, development and manufacturing of advanced tactical radio communications systems for defence, security and public safety applications and part of the Ultra Electronics Group. TCS has supplied multiple generations of innovative radio communications products and services to the U.S. Department of Defence (DoD), Canadian Department of National Defence (DND), UK Ministry of Defence (MOD), major prime contractors and the defence and security agencies of allied nations around the globe. TCS is headquartered in Montreal, Canada.