Ultra Electronics announces the acquisition of Avalon Systems Pty Ltd (‘Avalon’), based in Adelaide, South Australia. Avalon specialises in the field of Electronic Warfare (EW), undertaking the design and manufacture of EW sub-systems and providing engineering consultancy services and through-life support. Its business is for the Australian Defence Force (‘ADF’), either directly through contracts with the Commonwealth of Australia or indirectly as a subcontractor to prime contractors to the ADF. Avalon currently has contracts to supply equipment to all threeservices, Army, Navy and Air Force, as well as to the Defence Science & Technology Organisation (DSTO). Avalon is based at Mawson Lakes Technology Park in Adelaide.
Ultra announced in November 2008 its receipt of a contract worth over £34m for the supply of three integrated sonar systems for the Air Warfare Destroyers (AWDs), which will be built in Adelaide.
Avalon will also serve as a base from which Ultra will address not only the domestic Australian defence and security market but also other fast growing markets in the Asia Pacific area.