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This display screen is an example of the operating system used with the AN/BPS submarine navigation radar by the U.S. Navy.

Navy Selects Ultra Electronics for AN/BPS Sub Radar Software

Dec. 16, 2019
U.S. Navy looks to Ultra Electronics for support of AN/BPS radar software management system.

The U.S. Navy has awarded an indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) contract for $45 million to Ultra Electronics Ocean Systems for support of the AN/BPS submarine radar software management system. The cost-plus-fixed-fee and firm-fixed-price contract for the Braintree, Mass. company is for the engineering and technical service for the design, development, testing, integration, and system support of the AN/BPS. With all options exercised, the contract has the potential to reach a total value of over $100 million with completion by May 2026. 

Tom Link, president of the company’s Ultra Maritime Division commented: “Ultra Electronics is proud to continue our partnership with the U.S. Navy as the system and software provider on the AN/BPS submarine navigation radar. With the continued increase in global maritime traffic, the demand for safe surfaced navigation of the U.S.’ Submarine Fleet has never been greater. Ultra’s role to continue to provide new and improved radar processing and display capabilities for the Navy’s submarine forces will bring about modern navigational displays, improved situational awareness to the operators, and safety to the fleet.”  

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Jack Browne | Technical Contributor

Jack Browne, Technical Contributor, has worked in technical publishing for over 30 years. He managed the content and production of three technical journals while at the American Institute of Physics, including Medical Physics and the Journal of Vacuum Science & Technology. He has been a Publisher and Editor for Penton Media, started the firm’s Wireless Symposium & Exhibition trade show in 1993, and currently serves as Technical Contributor for that company's Microwaves & RF magazine. Browne, who holds a BS in Mathematics from City College of New York and BA degrees in English and Philosophy from Fordham University, is a member of the IEEE.

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