Ultra Electronics to provide shipboard sonar equipment for Dutch navy's M-class frigates

DARTMOUTH, Nova Scotia, 27 July 2010. Officials of the Royal Netherlands Navy in The Hague, the Netherlands, needed sonar equipment for the Dutch navy's M-class frigates. They found their solution from the Ultra Electronics Maritime Systems segment in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. Ultra Electronics won a $24.3 million contract for a QUAD receive array and projector including the handling equipment of the Multi-static Active and Passive Sonar (MAPS) systems for Dutch M-class frigates.

Jul 27th, 2010
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DARTMOUTH, Nova Scotia, 27 July 2010. Officials of the Royal Netherlands Navy in The Hague, the Netherlands, needed shipboard sonar equipment for the Dutch navy's M-class frigates. They found their solution from the Ultra Electronics Maritime Systems segment in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia.

Ultra Electronics won a $24.3 million contract for a QUAD receive array and projector including the handling equipment of the Multi-static Active and Passive Sonar (MAPS) systems for Dutch M-class frigates. Awarding the contract were officials of the Defence Material Organization (DMO) in Den Haag, the Netherlands. DMO is prime contractor for the MAPS program.

MAPS also will include a high-performance sonar signal processing and display system developed by TNO Defence, Security and Safety, the defense research and development organization in The Netherlands. The first MAPS system will be delivered in 2011.

"This combination of Dutch and Canadian sonar expertise will achieve what is arguably the most capable sonar system in the world," says Ernest van der Spek of DMO.

For more information contact Ultra Electronics Maritime Systems online at www.ultra-uems.com, the Defence Material Organization (DMO) at www.defence.gov.au/dmo, the Royal Netherlands Navy at www.defensie.nl, or TNO Defence at www.tno.nl.

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