Ultralife awarded $8.3 million contract for U.S. Army's Leader Radio programme and other opportunities
Ultralife has been awarded a contract valued at approximately $8.3 million to supply its Vehicle Amplifier-Adaptors (“VAA”) and Mounted VHF Amplifiers to Thales Defense & Security, Inc., a global leader in the development, manufacture, and support of combat-proven, software-defined radio equipment, for the U.S. Army’s Leader Radio and other opportunities. Shipments are expected to commence in the first quarter of 2019.
The Leader Radio supports the Army’s Network Modernization strategy and Network Cross-Functional Team experimentation efforts with a software-defined radio capable of providing data and voice communications via multiple waveforms. With the two-channel Leader Radio, soldiers will only carry one radio instead of the two currently required for voice and data. Ultralife’s radio specific VAA platform provides the soldier with an enhanced range of digital voice and data communications and operational flexibility.