One hundred Martin Marietta Corp. employees have lost jobs because of the Navy's cancellation earlier this month of a $32 million contract to build submarine-tracking devices.
The defense and commercial aerospace manufacturer announced the layoffs yesterday.
The Navy cited technical and scheduling problems in backing out of the production contract for 68 TB-23A Towed Arrays -- listening devices used to detect submarines. Martin Marietta landed the contract in 1989 but had not completed any of the devices.
The company -- one of the largest private employers in Anne Arundel County -- had estimated it would need to reassign or lay off as many as 125 workers at the Glen Burnie plant.