$58-Million Navy Order For 8 Oceanographic Systems To Hydroscience

Whitehall Corporation's subsidiary, Hydroscience, Inc., Dallas, Texas has signed a firm fixed price prime contract with the U.S. Navy for the production of eight oceanographic systems, with an option for four additional systems. The Surveillance Towed Array Sensor System (SURTASS) is a high priority Navy program for the collection and processing of undersea acoustic data. The contract price, including the option, totals $58,000,000. Contract schedules call for delivery of the first eight systems at approximately 75-day intervals from January 30, 1982, through July 15, 1983, for delivery of the four optioned systems from September 30, 1983, through May 15, 1984. Deliveries will total $22,- 632,000 in 1982, $23,097,000 in 1983, $12,033,000 in 1984, and $238,000 in 1985, assuming exercise of the option.

Production facilities more than adequate to meet the contract requirements were acquired three years ago. Equipment and personnel are already on hand to insure that contract delivery schedules are met or bettered.

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