DAILY NEWS Feb 25, 2013 7:24 AM - 0 comments

Ultra Electronics awarded Canadian sub contract

Royal Canadian Navy's submarine towed array sonars

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Ultra Electronics Maritime Systems Inc., (UEMS) Dartmouth NS, has been awarded a contract to provide services for the ongoing maintenance of the Royal Canadian Navy’s submarine towed array sonars, which serve as the principal long range underwater sensor for the submarines.

Under the contract, UEMS will be responsible for repairing and refurbishing the towed arrays, as well as updating obsolete components and technology. The contract has a total value of close to $7-million.

“We welcome this opportunity to continue our work for the Royal Canadian Navy and to contribute to the operational effectiveness of Canada’s submarines,” says Dan Simard, UEMS’s director business development.

UEMS is an international leader in the development of equipment and systems for undersea surveillance and anti-submarine warfare (ASW). Established in Dartmouth NS, in 1947, UEMS delivers sophisticated sonar systems to navies around the world and provides unique engineering, development, manufacturing, test, evaluation, and management capabilities to develop and deliver advanced electronic, electromechanical, and underwater sensor systems for military applications.

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