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$24.6-Million Contract

Awarded To Sperry

For Work On Frigates

The U.S. Naval Sea Systems

Command has awarded the Sperry

Division of Sperry Corporation a $24.6-million contract to perform combat systems integration for 17 additional FFG-7 Class guided missile frigates now under con- struction. Prior contracts were awarded for integration of the first 12 systems which are now entering service with the U.S.

Navy fleet.

Sperry will integrate and test the combat systems at its Combat

System Test Center in Ronkon- koma, N.Y., and then deliver the systems to the shipyards which are building the frigates. The three shipyards are Bath Iron

Works in Maine, Todd Pacific

Shipyards Corporation, Seattle,

Wash., and Todd Shipyards, Los

Angeles, Calif.

The combat system Test Cen- ter, where the current systems will be integrated and will re- ceive checkout, was originally de- signed and built by Sperry for the Navy as an engineering aid.

The center includes a full-scale operating replica of the FFG-7

Class combat system, including the Combat Information Center (CIC). It was used to verify the initial design of the CIC and to find and correct any problems prior to the construction of the lead ship, the USS Oliver Hazard

Perry (FFG-7). Sperry developed a capability to simulate different tactical situations that could exist under varying conditions.

Three New VPs Appointed

By Seatrain Pacific Services

Robin Lynch has been named vice president of intermodal op- erations of Seatrain Pacific Serv- ices, the company has announced.

William D. Stevens has been appointed vice president of West

Coast operations, and Michael

Cress operations manager-South- ern region with responsibility for the line's Los Angeles port oper- ations. Both Mr. Lynch and Mr.

Stevens will make their headquar- ters at the division's base at Oak- land, Calif.

Gerald W. McCormick

Joins Houston Offshore

Gerald W. McCormick has been appointed controller of Houston

Offshore International, Inc., Hous- ton, Texas.

Mr. McCormick joins Houston

Offshore with eight years' expe- rience in all aspects of finance, accounting and administration, having worked most recently at

Houston Contracting Company.

He is a certified public account- ant, with three years' experience as an audit senior with the "Big 8" accounting firm of Arthur

Young and Company.

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The DP150 is a compact unit, ruggedly constructed with all solid-state components. Interfac- ing with existing mechanical or hydraulic steering systems is pos- sible, and complete steering pack- ages can be ordered to suit the requirements of any vessel's steer- ing needs.

The heading reference for the

DP150 may be a choice of the small sensing device (sensor) or the remarkably stable Decca MK

III transmitting magnetic com- pass. The MK III compass can be used as a steering or stand- alone compass. An analog repeat- er is available for use with both compasses, and up to five repeat- ers may be installed at one time.

A complete selection of tillers, rudder indicators, switches, rud- der translators, junction boxes, hydraulic pumps, and mechanical drive units are also available.

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