FlightSafety Orders Shiphandling Simulator From Tracor Hydronautics

Tracor Hydronautics, Inc., Laurel, Md., a subsidiary of Tracor, Inc., has received a multimillion-dollar contract from FlightSafety International to provide a shiphandling simulator to support a program for the U.S. Navy's Surface Warfare Officers School in Newport, R.I.

William C. Moyer, Ph.D., group vice president for Tracor Applied Sciences, said the shiphandling simulator will model seven different classes of ships. It simulates a pilothouse, bridge wing, controls, computer-generated visual scenes, radar, and communications. When completed, it will be one of the most advanced naval shiphandling simulators in existence.

The Navy program, to be managed by MarineSafety International, a subsidiary of FlightSafety International, is designed to provide officers attending the Navy's Surface Warfare Officers School with training in shiphandling and ship maneuvering.

William M. Pugh, president of Tracor Hydronautics, said development of the simulator will be performed in Laurel, under the management of Eugene R. Miller, technical director.

Tracor, Inc., is an international technological products and services company with headquarters in Austin, Texas.

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