Tracor Applied Sciences wins $38 million pact

Maryland Watch

September 11, 1996

A Maryland subsidiary of the Texas defense contractor Tracor Inc. said yesterday that it has won a $38 million contract to provide communications systems for the Navy.

Tracor Applied Sciences Inc. of California, Md., will design, develop, test and install exterior communications systems for various vessels for the next five years. The work was awarded by the Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division at Patuxent River.

The contract covers a wide range of activities, according to Bob Wieland, general manager of the Electronic Systems Division of Tracor Applied Sciences, which employs about 850 in St. Mary's County.

If the Drug Enforcement Administration seizes a speedboat from a drug dealer, for instance, Tracor will outfit the craft with government radios so agents can use the boat for interdiction.

Tracor will also upgrade communications systems on patrol ships used by naval special forces, and will assemble mobile radio base stations used by special forces throughout the military.

Tracor will even assemble radio systems for Taiwanese frigates, Wieland said.

Pub Date: 9/11/96

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