Six Contracts for ASW Innovation in Canada
Ultra Electronics has been awarded six contracts by the Canadian Department of National Defence under its Innovation for Defence Excellence and Security (IDEaS) programme, the company announced on 8 July.
IDEaS seeks innovative solutions to assist acoustic sensor operators to rapidly and accurately detect, classify, locate, and track underwater contacts. The six studies will advance a range of key next-generation ASW technologies – one of Ultra’s strategic technology development priorities:
Vector sensors for towed arrays;
Directional Active Intercept sensors;
Sonobuoy deployment from small UAS;
Towed Array Shape Estimation;
Next-Generation Environmental Sensing;
and Multi-Mode Free Flooded Ring transducer technology.
“Our agility, capability and drive to innovate has been a key factor to Ultra winning these contracts,” explained Bernard Mills, President of Ultra Sonar Systems.
Since inception of IDEaS in 2018, over C$176 million (€119 million) has been invested in Canadian science and technology.