Ultra Receives $45M Order for ORION Tactical Communications Systems


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Ultra is pleased to announce that the U.S. Marine Corps Systems Command branch has placed an additional order for US $45M for Ultra ORION X500 radio systems for the Line of Sight Radio System (LRS) Program supported by the Terrestrial High Capacity Communications Program Office. The order has been placed under the $497M indefinite award/indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract awarded to Ultra in 2019 in support of the U.S. Army’s TRILOS Radio Program of Record. 

The LRS program aims to replace the legacy AN/MRC-142 and WPPL radio platforms. The Marine Corps has chosen the ORION for its high deployability, bandwidth and survivability. Adoption of the ORION by the Marine Corps will ensure interoperability with other deployed communications assets already in use across the Department of Defense, including the U.S. Army, U.S. Navy and U.S. Special Forces.

The ORION radio system is a software-defined, multi-channel, multi-band, MIMO radio platform that enables a Unified Heterogeneous Wireless Network (HETNET) capable of supporting a diversity of user requirements in contested and congested environments. 

Alain Cohen, President of the Communications division of Ultra, commented: “This latest order from the U.S. Marine Corps is a testament to our excellent delivery track record and overall customer satisfaction for the ORION. Ultra is now providing all major services within the U.S. DoD with a proven tactical communications system to support the JADC2 mission for an interconnected battlespace.”

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