UKTI supports Ultra Electronics success in Turkey

UKTI supports Ultra Electronics’ success in Turkey

With its Head Office based in West London, Ultra Electronics offers innovative specialist solutions to the defence & aerospace, security & cyber, transport and energy sectors.

Turkey’s national ship building programme, the MLGEM project gave the company the chance to supply its Surface Ship Torpedo Defence (SSTD) systems for the vessels, establish itself within Turkey, and build a cooperative and mutually beneficial relationship with a dynamic and receptive overseas industrial partner.

Having found a Turkish agent, Ultra also involved the UKTI Defence & Security Organisation (DSO), which was particularly important whilst negotiating the sensitivities of government-to-government agreements. In 2004, the company secured its first contract in Turkey to install SSTDs into the first two MLGEM vessels. In January 2013, it signed a further contract with a Turkish Shipyard to provide torpedo defence systems on two Landing Ship Tank vessels.

Helping you access international markets

Doing business in another country can be a challenge, so it’s good to know that UK Trade & Investment is there to help you succeed.

Through a range of unique services, including participation at selected trade fairs, overseas missions and providing bespoke market intelligence, UK Trade & Investment can help you crack foreign markets and quickly get to grips with regulations and business practices overseas.

Fast facts

Company: Ultra Electronics Sonar Systems

Sector: Defence

Target Market: Turkey

UKTI Services: Overseas Market Introduction Service


UK Trade & Investment’s Overseas Market Introduction Service (OMIS) is a flexible business tool, letting you use the services of our trade teams, located in our embassies, high commissions and consulates across the world, to benefit your business.

A service package could include::

  • Market, sector advice

  • Analysis of market entry strategies

  • Support during overseas visits

  • Identification of possible business partners

Sectors: Aerospace and Defence & Security
Countries: Turkey
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