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Ultra Electronics USSI HyperSpike®

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Ultra Electronics-USSI Awarded Multi-Year, Multi-Million Dollar Contract from Strategic Partner in Southeast Asia

Ultra Electronics USSI announces today that it has been awarded a multi-year, multi-million dollar contract for Acoustic Hailing Devices (AHDs) from strategic partner, IPS Securex, in Southeast Asia. The HS-14 was selected because of its superior clarity, acoustic capabilities, ruggedized lightweight design, simple integration, and versatility.

The peak acoustic output of the HS-14 is 148 dB with an exceptional speech transmission index (STI) rating of 0.81 out of 1.0, which allows the user to communicate up to 1500 meters with clear, intelligible voice while overcoming high background noise environments. A wide frequency range of 300Hz – 8kHz gives the user an array of capabilities from powerful high frequency deterrent tones to low frequency authoritative voice commands. The unit comes equipped with a record play microphone which enables the user to create voice messages on the fly and still achieve full scale output. Operators can also select a preloaded track from the integrated internal file player which can store up to 16GB. The HS-14 is configurable for diverse applications from small craft and vehicle operations to static installations for perimeter protection. Operators have the option to power the HS-14 from a platform, vehicle, a vessel, or a battery pack.

This award is the latest for the successful Ultra Electronics USSI /IPS Securex team. “IPS Securex has been a long standing partner for distribution of HyperSpike products in Asia.” said Patrick Allison, Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “Customers in Asia have selected HyperSpike as their communications means for force protection and civil applications because of its reputation as a reliable, compact, and transportable device.”

The HyperSpike product line is designed to meet the demands of extreme conditions and the HS-14 is no exception. The HS-14 has withstood rigorous MIL-STD testing for land and maritime environments. The carbon fiber reinforced housing is rugged but light, giving the unit a total weight of 37 lbs.

Ultra Electronics USSI is innovative global suppliers of highly intelligible, ruggedized, long range acoustic communication devices and mass notification systems. Being deployed world-wide, these products are used in diverse applications such as crowd control, mass notification, border/port security, law enforcement, maritime security, perimeter protection, and more. To find out more or request a demonstration, please visit

To learn more about our strategic partner, IPS Securex, please visit .

About Ultra Electronics:

Ultra Electronics is a group of businesses which manage a portfolio of specialist capabilities, generating highly differentiated solutions and products in the defence & aerospace, security & cyber, transport and energy markets by applying electronic and software technologies in demanding and critical environments to meet customer needs

Ultra has world-leading positions in many of its specialist capabilities and, as an independent, non-threatening partner, is able to support all of the main prime contractors in its sectors.  As a result of such positioning, Ultra’s systems, equipment or services are often mission or safety-critical to the successful operation of the platform to which they contribute. In turn, this mission-criticality secures Ultra’s positions for the long term which underpins the superior financial performance of the Group.

Ultra offers support to its customers through the design, delivery and support phases of a programme. Ultra businesses have a high degree of operational autonomy where the local management teams are empowered to devise and implement competitive strategies that reflect their expertise in their specific niches. The Group has a small head office and executive team that provide to the individual businesses the same agile, responsive support that they provide to customers as well as formulating Ultra’s overarching, corporate strategy.

Across the Group’s three divisions, Ultra operates in the following eight market segments:

•  Aerospace  

•  Communications 

•  C2ISR

•  Infrastructure

•  Land

•  Maritime

•  Nuclear

•  Underwater Warfare