Ultra Electronics wins contract extension

Ultra Electronics said today its Command & Sonar Systems sonobuoy facility, based in Middlesex, has been awarded a £9.7m contract extension for the supply and production of sonobuoys for the Royal Navy's Merlin Mk2 Maritime Patrol Helicopter fleet.

The Group was initially awarded a contract in 2015 to supply sonobuoys for the Royal Navy's Merlin Mk2 Maritime Patrol Helicopter.

This contract extension ensures that the Royal Navy will continue to maintain a persistent Anti-Submarine Warfare surveillance capability against hostile submarines.

It also enables Ultra to support future technology capability insertion and international collaboration.