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About Ultra Electronics, Measurement Systems Inc.

Ultra Electronics, Measurement Systems Inc. (MSI) is a leading designer and manufacturer of fully ruggedized, high performance Human Machine Interface (HMI) devices and Human Systems Integration (HSI) solutions. As experts in Human Factors Engineering (HFE) and human centered design, MSI provides products and solutions that meet and exceed system requirements not only technically, but also in the following areas:

  • intuitive control
  • optimization of human factors
    • usability
    • accuracy
    • minimization of fatigue
    • SWaP reductions
  • reduction of operator cognitive load

While MSI had humble beginnings as a small test and measurement company and developed into a manufacturer of innovative high performance hand controls including joysticks, trackballs, and Gunner's and Commander's style controls; today, MSI is the provider of HMI and HSI solutions for land vehicles, unmanned systems, payload and weapon systems, simulators and soldier portable systems.

Acquired by Ultra Electronics in 1996, MSI maintains its innovative nature in an entrepreneurial environment geared to rapidly provide customized control solutions leveraging our strong catalog of hand control offerings. With over 30,000 part numbers, chances are MSI has already designed a solution that would fit a new application. MSI offers the nimbleness and creativity of a small company with the strong, secure backing of Ultra Electronics - the British defense, security, transport and energy company.

Innovation through experience

As part of the Ultra Electronics group of companies, MSI's strength has been with fielding customer-driven solutions in theater. MSI's core competency in designing and manufacturing HMI systems for the military, including the RWS Commander's grips for both CROWS II and STRYKER as well as the Gunner's and Commander's controls for EFV, has led us to focus on the current need to enable the soldier of today through truly lightweight and human factors optimized hand-held controls. Just as important as equipping the soldier is connecting the soldier to the network for real time voice, video and data access. MSI can do all of that with lightweight, highly functional solutions for Dismounted Operations. HMI is evolving from traditional solutions and MSI is evolving with our customers as well as with the demands of modern conflict.

Our programs of record

MSI serves applications across all branches of service and our HMI solutions can be found on both fielded and developmental platforms all over the world. Just a few of the platforms where MSI solutions can be found are:

  • STRYKER RWS
  • CROWS II
  • FireScout UAV
  • Hummingbird A160 UAV
  • LRAS3
  • ITAS
  • ITSS
  • M1 Abrams
  • F-15
  • Patriot Missile
  • Dassault Mirage
  • F-15, F-16, F-18, F-22 high fidelity simulators
  • C130 Gunship
  • TRC
  • LAV Family
  • Land Warrior Upgrade
  • Nett Warrior
  • Chinook
  • Virginia Class Submarines
  • FAA STARS
  • Bradley/Abrams High Fidelity Simulation
  • Raven
  • Gladiator
  • Eurofighter
  • Merkava
  • Aegis

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More information

For more information about MSI or to learn how we can service your HMI and HSI needs, please download our capabilities brochure or contact us.

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