R a y t h e o n Service A w a r d ed $ 1 - M i l l i o n Contract For T A K X Equipment

Raytheon Service Company, of Glen Burnie, Md., was recently awarded a contract exceeding $1 million by Bethlehem Steel Corp. as part of the Navy TAKX program.

Raytheon Service Company will supply commercial electronic navigational and communication equipment for the three Maersk Line ships being converted for the Rapid Deployment Force.

The nucleus of the electronic system is the Raycon-IRT main radiotelegraph SOLAS console marketed by Raytheon Service.

The unit features minimum radio room radiation hazard through the use of a unique coupler, latest solid-state technology, and high radiation efficiency.

Additional equipment to be supplied under the contract includes lkw SSB band, satellite communication, ARQ error-correcting teletype system, watch receiver, EPIRB, Loran receiver, weather facsimile, and VHF.

Raytheon will test and prove all equipment operational. Equipment supplied will be serviced by Raytheon Service Company's worldwide service network to insure proper performance at the lowest possible maintenance cost to the shipowners.

Maritime Reporter Magazine, page 6,  Mar 15, 1983 Alabama

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