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October 8, 1996
Defense giant Tracor Inc. may be headquartered in Austin, Texas, but more than half its employees report to subsidiaries based in Maryland. And now all Tracor employees will look to Maryland for human resources services with the announcement that local executive Kathleen Thompson has been promoted to corporate vice president.Thompson will oversee corporate policies for equal employment programs, health and welfare benefits, staffing, labor relations and employee compensation for Tracor's more than 10,400 workers nationwide.
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BUSINESS
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.
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BUSINESS
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.
BUSINESS
By Greg Schneider and Greg Schneider,SUN STAFF | April 23, 1998
The Pentagon generally follows a "buy American" philosophy, but Maryland employees of defense contractor Tracor Inc. should not worry about their pending acquisition by a subsidiary of Great Britain's General Electric Co. PLC, the companies said yesterday.The British company announced Tuesday that its U.S. arm, GEC-Marconi, will acquire Texas-based Tracor for $1.4 billion in cash and assumed debt.One of Tracor's three divisions -- Tracor Systems Technologies -- has its headquarters in Rockville.
BUSINESS
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.
BUSINESS
October 17, 1997
Rockville-based Tracor Systems Engineering said yesterday that it won a five-year, $34.5 million contract for support services at the Naval Surface Warfare Center in Dahlgren, Va.The contract calls for Tracor employees to provide technical and engineering services for Navy programs that include launchers and missiles.`The Navy has recognized us as a leading source for quality engineering services since 1986,` said Barry G. Campbell, chairman and chief executive officer of Tracor.`The size and scope of this contract will afford us the opportunity to enhance the overall capabilities of our Dahlgren office and to strengthen the capabilities of the Naval Surface Warfare Center.
BUSINESS
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.
BUSINESS
By Ted Shelsby and Ted Shelsby,SUN STAFF | July 31, 1996
Tracor Applied Sciences Inc. has been awarded a $16.7 million Navy contract for engineering services and materials development related to making military ships and submarines quieter and harder to detect by enemy radar and sonar.Work on the contract will be performed at Tracor's engineering center in Rockville and at a laboratory in Annapolis.The five-year contract was awarded by the Naval Surface Warfare Center in Bethesda.Tracor will provide engineering services, materials development and materials testing and evaluation in support of the Navy's signature reduction program for ships and submarines.
BUSINESS
By Greg Schneider and Greg Schneider,SUN STAFF | April 23, 1998
The Pentagon generally follows a "buy American" philosophy, but Maryland employees of defense contractor Tracor Inc. should not worry about their pending acquisition by a subsidiary of Great Britain's General Electric Co. PLC, the companies said yesterday.The British company announced Tuesday that its U.S. arm, GEC-Marconi, will acquire Texas-based Tracor for $1.4 billion in cash and assumed debt.One of Tracor's three divisions -- Tracor Systems Technologies -- has its headquarters in Rockville.
NEWS
By DAN BERGER | December 23, 1993
It was only the distress of Tracor that prevented Admiral Inman from paying his housekeeper's Social Security taxes.The good news is that Baltimore has a new police commissioner. The bad news is that a great deal is going to be expected of him.
BUSINESS
November 15, 1997
If Bethesda's Lockheed Martin Corp. can use the skills of some other company, sometimes it just buys it. But there is still something to be said for forming partnerships with outsiders, as the giant aerospace company has done on two recent major projects.The Lockheed Martin Tactical Aircraft Systems division in Fort Worth, Texas, said this week that it will work with Tracor Flight Systems Inc. to develop pilotless versions of the F-16 fighter plane.Tracor, based in Austin, Texas, is a leading producer of aerial targets -- drones the Air Force can use to practice blowing enemy planes out of the sky. Lockheed Martin builds the F-16 in Fort Worth.
BUSINESS
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.
BUSINESS
October 17, 1997
Rockville-based Tracor Systems Engineering said yesterday that it won a five-year, $34.5 million contract for support services at the Naval Surface Warfare Center in Dahlgren, Va.The contract calls for Tracor employees to provide technical and engineering services for Navy programs that include launchers and missiles.`The Navy has recognized us as a leading source for quality engineering services since 1986,` said Barry G. Campbell, chairman and chief executive officer of Tracor.`The size and scope of this contract will afford us the opportunity to enhance the overall capabilities of our Dahlgren office and to strengthen the capabilities of the Naval Surface Warfare Center.
BUSINESS
October 8, 1996
Defense giant Tracor Inc. may be headquartered in Austin, Texas, but more than half its employees report to subsidiaries based in Maryland. And now all Tracor employees will look to Maryland for human resources services with the announcement that local executive Kathleen Thompson has been promoted to corporate vice president.Thompson will oversee corporate policies for equal employment programs, health and welfare benefits, staffing, labor relations and employee compensation for Tracor's more than 10,400 workers nationwide.
BUSINESS
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.
BUSINESS
By Ted Shelsby and Ted Shelsby,SUN STAFF | July 31, 1996
Tracor Applied Sciences Inc. has been awarded a $16.7 million Navy contract for engineering services and materials development related to making military ships and submarines quieter and harder to detect by enemy radar and sonar.Work on the contract will be performed at Tracor's engineering center in Rockville and at a laboratory in Annapolis.The five-year contract was awarded by the Naval Surface Warfare Center in Bethesda.Tracor will provide engineering services, materials development and materials testing and evaluation in support of the Navy's signature reduction program for ships and submarines.
BUSINESS
By Ted Shelsby and Ted Shelsby,Staff Writer | June 11, 1993
Texas-based Tracor Inc. said yesterday that it had signed an agreement to acquire Vitro Corp., a defense company in Silver Spring. At the same time, state officials, concerned about the potential loss of 1,900 jobs, said they were negotiating with the two companies to ensure that the operations remain in Montgomery County.Under the agreement, Tracor, based in Austin, will pay $94 million in cash for Vitro, the defense contracting arm of Penn Central Corp. Vitro ranks among Maryland's largest defense companies.
NEWS
By New York Times News Service | December 20, 1993
AUSTIN, Tex. -- At his Rose Garden introduction last week as the nation's next defense secretary, Bobby Ray Inman promised to apply the experience he gained in corporate America to the Pentagon in the hopes of bringing what he called the "best business practices" to the government and getting "a dollar value for a dollar spent on defense."But during the 1980s, Mr. Inman presided over a costly business debacle, a leveraged buyout failure that resulted in the bankruptcy of a Fortune 500 military contractor named Tracor Inc., which made submarine and aviation weapons systems.
BUSINESS
By Ted Shelsby and Ted Shelsby,Staff Writer | January 5, 1994
Vitro Corp., a Rockville-based defense contractor, was awarded a Navy contract valued at $39.3 million over five years for work on a weapons system to protect ships from aircraft and rocket attack.Arthur Rossi, senior vice president of administration, said the award from the Naval Sea Systems Command is for continued work on one of Vitro's largest contracts.Mr. Rossi said the contract will not add jobs. But, if the company had lost its bid for the work, it would have had to eliminate 30 or more jobs, he said.
NEWS
By DAN BERGER | December 23, 1993
It was only the distress of Tracor that prevented Admiral Inman from paying his housekeeper's Social Security taxes.The good news is that Baltimore has a new police commissioner. The bad news is that a great deal is going to be expected of him.
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