Defence specialist Ultra Electronics - which has a major facility at Rugeley in Staffordshire - has landed a $23 million (£12.7 million) deal to supply military radios to South Korea.
Ultra yesterday said its Tactical Communications Systems business in Montreal, Canada, had won the contract for battlefield IT radios from Huneed Technologies - its manufacturing licensee there.
Huneed will assemble finished radios to the Armed Forces from kits supplied by Ultra.
Delivery of the radio kits will commence in September 2005 and be complete by August 2007.
Ultra said that its high capacity, line of sight, frequency hopping tactical radios meet the requirements of the modern battlespace by enabling rapid communication of voice and digital information including video imagery.
The version of the radio that is to be supplied under the contract was recently upgraded to allow the processing of increased rates of information flow, while maintaining interoperability with the Ultra radios already in service with the South Korea Armed Forces.
The radios change frequency many times each second to minimise the chances of transmissions being jammed or intercepted.
Ultra's Canadian business has enjoyed a strong cooperative relationship with Huneed for many years now and, to date, has received contracts related to the supply of tactical radio systems for the Korean market worth over £40 million.
Douglas Caster, chief executive of Ultra, said: "This award recognises Ultra's continuing commitment to supply radios with enhanced capacity to meet the increasing demands of the modern battlespace."