Ultra Electronics extends Japanese partnership during PM May’s visit


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The deal will see Ultra’s products being deployed in Jupitor Corporation’s aerospace technologies, which it supplies both in Japan and the surrounding region.

Few other details of the new arrangement have been made public, although Ultra’s ability to offer technology that is not subject to US International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) has been cited as being important to its trading relationship with Jupitor.

Significantly, however, Ultra’s newly-expanded relationship was announced during May’s three-day tour of the country that was designed to lay the groundwork for a new post-Brexit trading relationship between the UK and Japan.

Ultra chief executive Rakesh Sharma said: “Japan is an important market for Ultra and our aerospace technology is particularly well suited to the future civil and military aircraft platforms currently under development in Japan.”

Toshiyasu Asano, president of Jupitor Corporation commented: ‘It is Jupitor’s mission to benefit Japan industry through the introduction of cutting-edge technologies which satisfy our customers’ needs.

“Introducing Ultra’s expertise and experience in state-of-the-art aerospace products to our customers in Japan is core to this mission and we are therefore delighted to build upon our long-standing relationship.


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