Ultralife to supply vehicle communications kits for US DoD

26 October 2018 (Last Updated October 26th, 2018 12:28)

Power solutions and communications systems manufacturer Ultralife has secured a contract to deliver vehicle communications systems for use by the US Department of Defense (DoD).

Power solutions and communications systems manufacturer Ultralife has secured a contract to deliver vehicle communications systems for use by the US Department of Defense (DoD).

Valued up to $9.5m, the indefinite-delivery indefinite-quantity contract has been awarded by an undisclosed major defence prime contractor.

The fixed-price award will continue for a base period of one year with four additional option years.

Ultralife president and chief executive officer Michael D Popielec said: “Ultralife is a long-standing supplier of these communication kits, which include our radio universal vehicle adaptor and various other components.

“Our kits provide flexibility in installation and improved communications capability and deliver proven performance and reliability under the toughest of conditions.”

“Our kits provide flexibility in installation and improved communications capability and deliver proven performance and reliability under the toughest of conditions, making them ideal for soldier missions.

“We look forward to participating in this multi-year programme and continuing to offer technically advanced solutions to our government / defence customers while adding new products to our proven platforms for soldier modernisation.”

The amounts and schedule of deliveries of the new vehicle communications systems will be based on programme requirements.

Initial deliveries under the current contract are expected to commence next year.

Earlier this month, the company received an $8.3m contract to carry out the delivery of vehicle amplifier-adaptors and mounted very-high frequency amplifiers in order to support the US Army’s Leader Radio programme.