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sible liability were important rea- sons for choosing the FM Mattsson line.

For more information on FM Mattsson

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Canadian Department Of

National Defense Awards

EDO $1.4 M Contract

EDO Corporation, of College

Point, N.Y., announced that its

Defense and Space Systems

Division's Combat Systems business unit based in Cheasapeake, Va., has been awarded a production con- tract in excess of $1.4 million from the Department of National De- fense, Canada.

Under the contract, EDO will manufacture and deliver Link-11/

Radar Consoles and Portable Tacti- cal Link Systems to Canadian Mari- time Command Headquarters.

These systems will enhance the Ca- nadian Navy's command and con- trol capabilities and provide more effective data transfer within the fleet. Manufacturing and delivery is scheduled to be completed during 1995.

EDO designs and manufactures advanced electronic, acoustic, aero- dynamic and hydrodynamic equip- ment for military applications and marine markets. The company is pursuing the application of its de- fense-related technologies to civil- ian and commercial markets, with particular emphasis on the natural gas vehicle equipment marketplace.

For more information on EDO

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LR Signs Agreement In


Lloyd's Register (LR) signed an agreement with the Vietnam Reg- ister of Shipping under which the parties in cooperation agree to pur- sue and carry out inspection, certi- fication and advisory services for land-based installations through- out Vietnam. The objective of the agreement is to extend and im- prove the safety standards of on- shore installations within Vietnam.

LR services provided through the joint venture will include quality services and certification, design appraisal and inspection, in-ser- vice inspection certification, and management services.

Furuno Offers Instruction

Video For Compact Radars

Furuno introduced three new in- structional videos for its compact radar series. One video covers the 1621 radar, a micro-radar offering a full-range of high-tech features.

Another reviews use of the 1700 series; the third covers Furuno's 1831, 1931 and 1941 radars, which are designed for workboats, tug- boats, fishing vessels and any me- dium-sized craft.

For more information on the videos

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Racal-Decca Integrated

Bridges For Saudi VLCCs

The National Shipping Company of Saudi Arabia chose the Racal-

Decca MIRANS 4600 integrated bridge system for its five new VLCCs being built in Japan at Mitsubishi

Heavy Industries. The 300,000-ton double hulled tankers are being built to comply with OPA 90.

The contract was signed between

Mitsubishi and SENA, Racal-Decca's agent in Japan. At the heart of each

MIRANS 4600 is the ChartMaster electronic chart system, which has been designed to be upgraded to

ECDIS when ECDIS charts become available.

Racal-Decca Marine was chosen to supply the Royal Navy with a second navigational radar for use on some frigates and destroyers.

The contract is to supply type 1008 radars operating in the E/F band, units which complement the exist- ing mandatory I band navigation.

The type 1008 radars will be fitted with Autotrack and Geographies fa- cilities, features which allow op- erators to create on-screen maps which can be used to display special features such as navigation marks, hazards, traffic separation schemes, minefields, etc.

For more information on

Racal-Decca navigation products

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For more than 75 years Bender

Shipbuilding & Repair Co., Inc. has forged new ground in ship- building. The innovative team at Bender has brought a tradition of quality to a long list of vessels including casino riverboats, passenger vessels, offshore supply vessels, patrol boats, shrimp boats, oil rigs, factory trawlers, oil spill recovery vessels and tuna seiners.

This list continues to grow as

Bender meets the challenges of modern shipbuilding with versatility and innovation. When a landlocked location presented obstacles to building America's largest casino riverboat last year,

Bender mobilized an entire shipyard to build the vessel on-site, on-time and on-budget.

Any vessel. Any challenge.

Bender is the clear choice for your next project.


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P.O. Box 42 • Mobile, AL 36601

Phone: (334) 431-8000

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