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Ultra Electronics awarded NGSSR work

9th April 2019 - 10:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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Ultra Electronics Ocean Systems has received a $27.98 million contract for the development and production of the US Navy’s Next Generation Surface Search Radar (NGSSR) qualification systems, the company announced on 2 April.

The contract, awarded by the US Naval Surface Warfare Center, also includes options which, if exercised, would bring its value to $34.56 million.

The NGSSR programme’s primary objective is to develop a replacement for the US Navy’s legacy shipboard surface search radar systems, which includes all variants of the current AN/SPS-67, AN/SPS73, Bridge Master E series and commercial-off-the-shelf radars.

The new radar will provide enhanced performance and situational awareness, and provide ship defence against surface and low-altitude threats.

The contract will outline the requirements and approach for NGSSR and provide funding for the development, integration, test, demonstration, product support and systems engineering.

Work on this contract is expected to complete by July 2021.

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