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Ultra Maritime has announced that its sonobuoy systems business has been awarded a further contract, worth £31m over three years, by the UK MoD. Ultra will continue to supply sonobuoys for the Royal Navy’s MERLIN helicopter from 2022 to 2024. The contract comes at an important time, boosting both the economy and jobs in the UK.

The contract for sonobuoy engineering, manufacturing, logistics and support from Ultra, ensures the Royal Navy maintains a persistent Anti-Submarine Warfare surveillance capability against hostile submarines.

Ultra provides cutting edge sonobuoy technology to the Royal Navy. Built in its UK factory, these sonobuoys are essential for MERLINs to provide Anti-Submarine defence of UK Home-waters, the Nuclear Deterrent and the QUEEN ELIZABETH class aircraft carriers.

Jack Richardson