Tracor, Inc. Receives $5-Million Navy Contract

The Naval Sea Systems Command, Department of the Navy, Washington, D.C., has awarded Tracor, Inc. a new contract of $5 million to continue supporting design, production, installation, and operational phases of mine and mine countermeasures programs, sonar technology programs, and sonar and fire-control systems for the Navy's nuclear submarines and surface ships.

William C. Mover, Ph.D., group vice president of Tracor Applied Sciences, said that approximately 85 Tracor sonar scientists, engineers, and managers located in Maryland, Virginia, Connecticut, California, and Texas are involved in the program, providing engineering analysis and technical engineering in support of these systems.

Contract work includes continuous monitoring of sonar performance, equipment installation and checkout procedures, field engineering and configuration management activities, reliability and logistics m a n a g e m e n t support, and technical documentation review.

Additionally, Tracor will provide assistance to Navy personnel in solving general problems associated with procurement and installation of sonar and firecontrol systems.

Headquarters for the contract work is Tracor's facility in Rockville, Md., under the general management of William F. Thompson, division vice president and manager of the Systems Technology Division. Reporting to Mr. Thompson on the program are William M. Pugh, director, Ship Systems Directorate, and Edgar V. Davis, director, Tactical Systems Department.

Tracor, Inc. is an international technological products and services company headquartered in Austin, Texas. The company is a major technical contractor in sonar and health programs, and a leading manufacturer of scientific and electronic instruments, advanced electronic systems, and electrical and electromechanical components.

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