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  • Northrop Demos MQ-8C Helicopter Tech at International Military Air Show - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Northrop Demos MQ-8C Helicopter Tech at International Military Air Show

    Northrop Grumman exhibited the MQ-8C Fire Scout unmanned helicopter with anti-submarine warfare equipment at the Royal International Air Tattoo in Fairford, U.K., Flightglobal reported Monday. The aircraft featured a sonobuoy mission pod developed by U.K.-based firm Ultra Electronics. The event comes in a week after the helicopter’s completion of operational testing on the USS Coronado. […] More

  • ERAPSCO Lands $70M in Navy Sonobuoy Production Subcontracts - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    ERAPSCO Lands $70M in Navy Sonobuoy Production Subcontracts

    A Sparton–Ultra Electronics joint venture has received $70.3 million in subcontracts to produce sonobuoys for the U.S. Navy. The subcontracts are part of ERAPSCO‘s five-year, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract and covers sonobuoy requirements for the government’s 2018 fiscal year, Sparton said Tuesday. ERAPSCO plans to distribute the production funds to Ultra Electronics USSI and Sparton De Leon Springs businesses. Work […] More

  • Lockheed Partners With 5 Firms to Pursue Canada's Surface Combatant Program - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Lockheed Partners With 5 Firms to Pursue Canada's Surface Combatant Program

    Lockheed Martin and five other defense contractors have formed a consortium to offer a warship design for a program that seeks to replace the Canadian navy's fleet of surface combatants. The Canada's Combat Ship Team composed of Lockheed's Canadian arm, CAE, BAE Systems, L3 Technologies, MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates – now called Maxar Technologies – and […] More

  • General Atomics RPA Platform Demos Submarine Tracking Feature at Navy Exercise - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    General Atomics RPA Platform Demos Submarine Tracking Feature at Navy Exercise

    General Atomics‘ MQ-9 Predator B remotely piloted aircraft platform demonstrated a capacity to remotely detect and track submerged contacts during a U.S. Naval exercise held in October at the Southern California Offshore Range. The company said Monday General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. supported the U.S. Navy exercise which showcased new maritime patrol systems including anti-submarine […] More

  • Ultra Electronics to Continue Navy Infrastructure Cybersecurity Support - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Ultra Electronics to Continue Navy Infrastructure Cybersecurity Support

    Ultra Electronics has received a one-year, $16.2 million contract modification to continue to help the U.S. Navy design, build, integrate and install multiple systems designed to secure the military branch’s critical infrastructure against cyber threats. The company said Wednesday it will support cyber proofing of industrial control and electronic security systems that Navy uses in mission essential environments under […] More

  • Deborah Lee James Joins Cybersecurity Tech Firm 3eTI as Special Adviser - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Deborah Lee James Joins Cybersecurity Tech Firm 3eTI as Special Adviser

    Former U.S. Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James has been named a special adviser at Ultra Electronics‘ 3eTI cybersecurity business. The more than 30-year public and private sector veteran will offer advice on 3eTI’s efforts to design and implement defense-related programs, the company said Tuesday. She also seeks to apply her national security experience to help drive the company’s innovation programs […] More

  • Leonardo-Led Group to Develop APS Prototype for UK Army Land Vehicles - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Leonardo-Led Group to Develop APS Prototype for UK Army Land Vehicles

    The U.K. government’s defense science and technology laboratory has selected Leonardo to lead a group of U.K.-based companies in the demonstration of an active protection system prototype for the British army’s land vehicles. Leonardo said Wednesday the team will demonstrate an operational APS prototype that will work to protect vehicles against live-fire weapons as part of […] More

  • Navy Taps Ultra Electronics to Develop C2 Processor Interface for SSC Pacific - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Navy Taps Ultra Electronics to Develop C2 Processor Interface for SSC Pacific

    Ultra Electronics‘ advanced tactical systems business has received a four-year, $12.5 million contract from the U.S. Navy to develop and maintain a multi-link interface unit for the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Pacific. The Defense Department said Wednesday the company will provide an adjunct processor MLIU for integration into SSC Pacific’s Command and Control […] More

  • Lockheed Subcontracts Ultra Electronics Subsidiary for MK 48 Torpedo Array Nose Assemblies - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Lockheed Subcontracts Ultra Electronics Subsidiary for MK 48 Torpedo Array Nose Assemblies

    Lockheed Martin has awarded a potential five-year, $27 million subcontract to an Ultra Electronics subsidiary to engineer and produce MK48 topedo array nose assemblies and spares. Ultra Electronics said Monday its Ocean Systems business will supply integrated array nose assemblies in an effort to increase the inventory of U.S. Navy‘s MK48 torpedoes. The subcontract has an initial base period worth $6.6 million and four […] More

  • Sparton-Ultra Electronics JV Lands Foreign Sales Contracts for Active, Passive Sonobuoys - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Sparton-Ultra Electronics JV Lands Foreign Sales Contracts for Active, Passive Sonobuoys

    A joint venture of Ultra Electronics Holdings and Sparton has secured $19.2 million in contracts to manufacture underwater acoustics technology for multiple foreign customers. The ERAPSCO/SonobuoyTech Systems JV will distribute contract funds to the Ultra Electronics USSI and Sparton De Leon Springs business units for the production of active and passive sonabuoys, Sparton said Monday. Sonobuoys are designed to detect, classify and localize adversary submarines during […] More

  • Ultra Electronics Subsidiary to Continue Navy Acoustic Countermeasure Production  - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Ultra Electronics Subsidiary to Continue Navy Acoustic Countermeasure Production 

    An Ultra Electronics subsidiary has received a potential five-year, $34 million contract to continue to build an expendable acoustic countermeasure for the U.S. Navy. The follow-on contract has a one-year base value of $4 million and covers ADC MK2 countermeasure design enhancements, development, production and support services, Ultra Electronics said Monday. Ultra Electronics’ ocean systems business will produce the ADC MK2 device in […] More

  • Ultra Electronics to Combine Maritime Surveillance Tech with Northrop's Autonomous Systems - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Ultra Electronics to Combine Maritime Surveillance Tech with Northrop’s Autonomous Systems

    Northrop Grumman has partnered with Ultra Electronics to integrate maritime domain and anti-submarine warfare systems into Northrop's portfolio of autonomous platforms. The companies aim to build long-endurance systems equipped with sensors and open mission architectures as well as persistent acoustic surveillance technology for use in maritime intelligence missions, Northrop said Monday. Brian Chappel, vice president of autonomous systems at Northrop […] More

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