Ultra continues support of electro-optical tracking systems for the UK Royal Navy Type 45 Destroyer

27th February 2020 – Ultra is pleased to announce its continued support of the Electro-optical tracking system as part of Babcock’s UK Royal Navy Type 45 Destroyer ‘Gun System, Automation ‘(GSA9) in service support contract with the UK Ministry of Defence. The three-year contract, with the option for a two-year extension, will provide support for all aspects of the electro-optical tracking system for GSA9.

Ultra’s Electro-optical tracking system is based on its proven Type 2500 design and employs the latest proven sensor and servo technologies, configured from a common set of commercially/modified of the shelf (COTS / MOTS) baseline modules. This modularity permits a system to be assembled to meet specific requirements without technical, delivery or price risk.

Featuring high resolution video performance with extensive levels of automation requiring minimal operator intervention, the system simplifies operations throughout all stages of surveillance, detection, acquisition, tracking and engagement.

Ultra’s electro-optical tracking systems operate in all regions and climatic conditions, from arctic to tropical waters and are installed on all classes of vessel, from small patrol boats operating in coastal, offshore and EEZ patrol operations to major naval surface combatants, aircraft carriers and auxiliaries operating in littoral and blue water environments.

Mike Williams, Managing Director, Ultra CSS said: “Ultra is pleased to be engaged with Babcock in supporting this important frontline system and looks forward to delivering high levels of availability and service throughout the contract”

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