Tracor's Navy contract is extended 5 years

Maryland Watch

October 22, 1997

The Navy has renewed its 25-year relationship with Tracor Inc. at the Patuxent River Naval Air Station, awarding a contract extension worth up to $27.2 million for air traffic control support, the company said yesterday.

Under the new contract, Tracor's Systems Engineering group will continue its role at the Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division for another five years.

The company is based in Texas but has about 45 employees at Patuxent River, all working on a variety of air traffic control radars and landing systems used by Navy aircraft carriers and amphibious assault ships.

The work involves maintaining, testing and repairing equipment, as well as assisting with the training of workers who operate it.

"This work will continue into the next century our history of more than 25 years of uninterrupted, successful support of the suite of systems and equipment providing Navy air traffic control and landing control capabilities," said K. Bruce Hamilton, president of Tracor Systems Engineering.

Most of the work will take place at Navy facilities in St. Inigoes, as well as at Tracor offices in nearby Great Mills.

Pub Date: 10/22/97

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