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Ultra I&C opens Cyber Centre of Excellence in Maidenhead

Ultra Intelligence & Communications (Ultra I&C) has celebrated the official opening of its flagship facility in Maidenhead, UK, marking a major milestone in the company’s ongoing expansion and development.

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Ultra I&C’s Cyber Centre of Excellence represents a significant achievement in advancing expertise in cybersecurity and manufacturing, providing the company and its customers a new base for 250 engineers, made possible by a £30 million investment in the new facility.

The 56,000 square foot engineering, integration and testing facility will serve as a hub for cyber technology development and the company’s UK STEM programme, supporting local schools and placements from the CyberFirst programme, aimed at identifying and nurturing a diverse group of talented individuals interested in pursuing a career in cybersecurity.

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“Ultra I&C’s Maidenhead Cyber Centre of Excellence will support job growth in the engineering sector, which is critically needed to protect our national security,” said Richard Dingley, president of Ultra I&C’s cyber business. “Opening this location solidifies our long-term commitment to developing the skills and capabilities required to ensure the UK and our partners are protected and prosperous in the future.”

The opening ceremony brought together industry, local and national government and key clients such as the UK MoD, to mark the growth and expansion of the company in the UK.

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Former UK Prime Minister, Rt Hon. Theresa May MP spoke at the opening ceremony, noting: “Ultra I&C’s Maidenhead facility represents a significant investment in the community to build skills, develop more careers in STEM and support the UK’s ability to respond to and combat, the threats of the future.”

Ultra I&C leaders demonstrated their solutions to support the secure communications on the likes of the Typhoon aircraft, post-quantum security capabilities and satellite communications.

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