Navy Adds $4.2 Million To Tracor Contract

The Naval Sea Systems Command, Department of the Navy, Washington, D.C., has increased an existing Tracor, Inc. contract by $4.2 million to continue its support program of coordinating design, production, installation, and operational phases of sonar, command and control, and fire control systems; and acoustic transducers and test instrumentation for the Navy's nuclear submarines, Trident submarines, and surface ships.

William C. Moyer, Ph.D., vice president for Tracor Applied Sciences, explains that approximately 150 Tracor sonar scientists, engineers, and managers located in Maryland, Virginia, Connecticut, and Texas are involved in the program, providing engineering analysis and technical engineering in support of these systems. The contract consolidates work in 23 different technical programs, all administered by the Naval Sea Systems Command.

As each program proceeds, Tracor scientists assist in assuring the most advanced techniques are utilized, providing the Navy with design and production specifications, as well as assistance in program management and production and installation planning.

Headquarters for the contract work is Tracor's facility in Rockville, Md., under the general management of William F. Thompson, division vice president and manager of the Systems Technology Division. Reporting to Mr. Thompson on the program is Robert G.

Jackson, director, Submarine Systems Department.

Primary responsibility for the management of this contract is with Edgar V. Davis, Navy support program manager, who reports to Mr. Jackson. Assisting Mr. Davis and Mr. Jackson with a major portion of the work on this contract is M.P. Hall, manager of Tracor's Groton, Conn., facility, and J.D. Morell, manager of ASW programs.

Tracor, Inc., headquartered in Austin, Texas, is an international technological products and services company with operations in 11 states, two United States territories, and five foreign countries.

Maritime Reporter Magazine, page 26,  Nov 1977

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