Defence supplier lands £28m US cyber security contract

DEFENCE and energy supplier Ultra Electronics has landed a major US contract worth £28m, which could rise to £66m if options are exercised.

The company, which has operations in Birmingham and Staffordshire, has been awarded a contract by the Department of the Navy to continue providing cyber-secure critical infrastructure solutions.

Initial tasks worth £11.4m should be completed by September 2017, the company has said.

The contract includes options which, if exercised, will bring the cumulative value to more than £66m and extend the contract through September 2020.
Under the contract, Ultra Electronics’ 3eTI will continue to work with the Navy to design, develop, integrate and install a variety of cyber-secure systems for critical infrastructure control and monitoring. These solutions include intrusion detection, industrial control systems, and endpoint security. Work will be performed in California, Hawaii and in the Washington DC.  
“We are pleased to have the Department of Defense’s continued confidence in delivering cyber-physical network solutions that afford a defense-in-depth framework for ensuring energy security,” said Rakesh Sharma, Chief Executive, Ultra Electronics.

“The award underscores the significance of Ultra and 3eTI’s many accreditations and certifications in the security and cyber domains for federal applications.”


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