Army Awards Contract with Ultra Electronics - DNE Technologies

5-Year Contract Valued at $70 M

Wallingford, CT - Ultra Electronics-DNE Technologies, a provider of tactical voice and data communication solutions, announced the award of a five-year requirements contract from the U.S. Army. The contract covers all of Ultra-DNE's existing tactical communication products, and carries a ceiling of $70 million.

Ultra-DNE's Army contract covers the complete range of tactical communications equipment offered by the company. These products support a unique transition strategy toward the DoD's vision of Network Centric Communications by offering newer, high-speed IP networking technologies while supporting deployed legacy equipment. Ultra-DNE products include multiplexers for both fixed and mobile communications, service delivery managers, network access concentrators, and protocol converters, as well as spare hardware.

Ultra Electronics-DNE Technologies' President and CEO William Gill, stated "Ultra-DNE has an extensive history of providing communications equipment to the US DoD, and the Army has always been a leader in implementing new technology. This contract is a vote of confidence that our products will be a part of US Military communications well beyond the scope of this contract." He added that a "significant" amount of orders had been awaiting the finalization of this contract, and those orders are expected to be placed with Ultra-DNE shortly.

This contract award renews a 2001 contract, which expired earlier this year. The contract covers equipment for new installations as well as upgrades to existing Ultra-DNE equipment previously installed, including support for the USMC's 2006 $18.4M order to upgrade their MRC-142 tactical radio system. The new contract also adds the newest DNE products, such as the CV-MCU2 line of NRZ/CDI/Fiber multiplexing converters, and the new PacketAssure Service Delivery Manager series.

About Ultra Electronics-DNE Technologies

For over fifty years, Ultra Electronics-DNE Technologies has provided communications devices to the US Department of Defense, Homeland Security and other government agencies. Ultra Electronics-DNE Technologies manufactures modern networking equipment that economizes bandwidth and extends the drive distances of tactical communications devices. This equipment is used throughout the US Department of Defense (DoD) and other government agencies to support the transition to IP networking, particularly in areas where bandwidth-intense network traffic is restricted by a single satellite or radio signal. DNE manufactures the AN/FCC-100, the TAC Multiservice Access Concentrator series, PacketAssure Service Delivery Managers and a series of NRZ/CDI/FOM converters, including the new CV-MCU2 protocol converter/multiplexer. For more information, contact Ultra Electronics-DNE Technologies at 1-800-370-4485 or visit them on the web at

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