Ultra Electronics has announced that its Nuclear Control Systems business in Dorset has been awarded an initial stage contract by General Dynamics UK to supply radiation detection instrumentation for the Scout vehicle. Ultra's initial contract is a precursor to a planned vehicle manufacturing phase from 2015 onwards.
General Dynamics UK is a leading prime contractor and complex systems integrator working in partnership with government, military and civil forces around the world. Its SCOUT specialist vehicle is the reconnaissance variant of armoured fighting vehicle (AFV) developed as part of a £500m project for the British Army.
Under this contract Ultra will modify design, manufacture and supply a variant of its well established ANV-S2 radiation detection system, a highly robust sensor system which is widely used on military platforms across the world.
Rakesh Sharma, Chief Executive commented:
"I am very pleased that Ultra has been confirmed as the supplier of this important element of the SCOUT SV programme. Nuclear Control Systems' success continues to broaden the range of Ultra's advanced electronic solutions for future armoured vehicles"