Tracor Awarded $16-Million Contract For Automated Communications System

Tracor Applied Sciences, Inc., a subsidairy of Tracor, Inc., has received a $16-million contract from Waterway Communications System, Inc., according to an announcement by Tracor group vice president William C. Moyer.

The contract covers construction and installation of a new, automated radiotelephone communications system that will provide voice and data services for vessels operating on the Mississippi, Ohio, and Illinois Rivers, as well as on the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway, with incidental coverage extending to tributaries of these waterways and to the offshore waters of the Gulf of Mexico.

WaterCom's direct-dial telephone system will begin service in 1986.

The system will provide subscribers with a high-quality communications service that permits a barge operating company to stay in touch with its vessels. A subscriber need only dial the individual telephone number to reach the vessel 24 hours a day.

Tracor's Electronics Systems Division in Rockville, Md., will be responsible for the project, under the direction of ESD vice president Robert G. Shuster. Work will be performed at Rockville and at ESD's New London, Conn., facility.

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