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Ultra Electronics USSI

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Ultra Electronics - USSI Announces the Production Milestone of 7,000,000 Sonobuoys

Ultra Electronics Undersea Sensor Systems, Inc. (USSI) announces an important event and significant milestone in its rich 60 year history of providing Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) acoustic sensors to the United States and friendly allied nations. On September 25, 2018 USSI will celebrate the production of the 7,000,000th Sonobuoy since 1954.

A ceremony on September 25 from 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. will include representatives of USSI’s United States Naval customer (PMA-264), Defense Contract Management Agency (DCMA) and a representative from the local Fort Wayne Office of Congressman Jim Banks. This momentous occasion is a testament to the workforce in Northeast Indiana dedicated to support in the defense of our nation.

David Jost, President of Ultra Electronics USSI commented:

“USSI is delighted to reach this significant milestone on 7,000,000 sonobuoys produced in Northeast Indiana since the 1950s. The duration of build over the decades, coupled with the customer demand for this highly sensitive technology, highlights the important and strategic role that USSI plays in our nation’s maritime and underwater security.”

Ultra Electronics USSI is a world leader in Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) sonobuoy sensors. Through six decades of providing sonobuoy technology, USSI has developed an organic acoustic engineering expertise in areas of transducer development, acoustic modeling and advanced digital communications and signal processing. These core competencies have allowed USSI to provide advanced acoustic solutions filling capability gaps in autonomous underwater vehicle sensors and coastal water homeland defense.

In addition, USSI is an industry leader in the design, development and production of advanced electronics, acoustics, mass notification systems, and integrated sensor systems. Since inception, USSI has steadily grown its Northeast Indiana operations.

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