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Ultra Electronics USSI

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$1.1 Million HyperSpike Order for Bird Deterrence Announced by Ultra Electronics USSI

Columbia City, IN, August 8, 2011 – Ultra Electronics USSI, manufacturer of the innovative HyperSpike long range, acoustic hailing devices (AHD), announced today it has received a second order, over $1.1 million, for multiple UL/ETL certified HyperSpike systems that will be installed at an international industrial site this year. The HyperSpike devices, integrated with an Accipiter®/Birdavert™ radar-activated bird deterrent system, are activated when birds attempt to enter an area that is potentially hazardous.

"HyperSpike AHD’s have proven to be highly effective in deterring birds around industrial sites,” remarked Thomas Link, V.P. Audio Products, Ultra Electronics USSI. "Wildlife protection and deterrence is a growing concern among industries such as mining, gas processing and power facilities,” Link concluded.

Traditional methods of using the same audio noise can cause birds to habituate to a deterrent that is designed to keep them away from hazardous situations. When integrated with avian radar technology, HyperSpike AHD systems are activated when birds are detected. HyperSpike’s powerful and focused acoustic output transmits a wide variety of tones, predator and distress calls at a distance in excess of 1500 meters. The acoustic tones and bird calls can be tailored to the various species of wildlife to provide effective, non-habituating protection and deterrence.

Elsewhere, demand for HyperSpike acoustic hailing devices continues to grow as evidenced by Ultra’s strong international sales and market penetration to countries in Europe, Asia and North America. In the first half of the year, China, India, United Arab Emirates, Canada, and the United Kingdom have showcased the growing need for long range acoustic communication technologies.

About Ultra Electronics USSI

Ultra Electronics USSI is a global and innovative supplier of highly intelligible, ruggedized, light weight, long range directional and omni-directional acoustic communication systems. Being deployed world-wide and in combat theaters throughout the globe, the ever expanding and versatile portfolio of products are used in diverse applications such as naval and commercial maritime security, tactical mobile military scenarios, military base perimeter protection, advanced warning and notification, border and port security, law enforcement, crowd control, mass notification, fire services and more. Our business is protecting lives and property with the use of sound technology. HyperSpike®Protection at the Speed of Sound.