Tracor Systems wins Navy electronics job

MARYLAND WATCH

August 26, 1998

Tracor Systems Technologies Inc. of Rockville has won a five-year contract worth a potential $25.9 million to create mobile electronics systems for a Navy center in California, the company said yesterday.

The subsidiary of Marconi North America Inc. will design, install, integrate, test and support systems for the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center in San Diego. Most of the work will take place in San Diego.

The systems involved include command-and-control, computer, communications and surveillance equipment. Tracor will have to incorporate the gear into a variety of military platforms, such as ships, vans and shore shelters.

To minimize cost, Tracor will use commercially available components within the specialized military systems.

"This is a major win in our mobile electronic systems business," said K. Bruce Hamilton, president of the Marconi Systems Technologies sector, which oversees the Tracor business. Tracor beat out five other companies for the contract.

Marconi North America, based in Wayne, N.J., is part of General Electric Co. PLC of Great Britain, which bought Tracor this year.

Pub Date: 8/26/98

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