Despite a parceling of marine business to the Far East, the British commercial and naval marine construction base has fought to maintain an edge in certain niches. VT Halmatic has been one of the more progressive and aggressive British companies
Frank W. McBee Jr., president of Tracor, Inc., Austin, Texas, and Robert Mainhardt, president of MBAssociates, San Ramon, Calif., have jointly announced the completion of the merger of MBAssociates (MBA) into a wholly owned subsidiary of Tracor.
COMSAT General Corporation announced recently that the U.S. Navy has extended its contract for use of each of the three satellites in the MARISAT System for an additional year. The renewal provides an option for the following year as well. The
Geolink, a forerunner in the satellite communication sector, has successfully developed Oceancell, the first GSM solution aboard ships. With Oceancell, passengers on cruise liners or car ferries, can transmit and receive calls on their GSM, when
Mobile Telesystems, a new company based in Fairfax, Va., that provides mobile satellite products, recently began operations, Kenneth A. Homon, president and chief operating officer, has announced. The mobile business was previously part of Comsat Corporation's product group.
A new satellite navigator receiver that makes a significant breakthrough in terms of cost, performance, and size of Sat-Nav equipment was announced recently by Racal-Decca Navigator Limited. The Racal-Decca DS4 uses signals from the U.S. Navy N
ITT Decca Marine, Inc. has been appointed exclusive U.S. sales and service agent for the Sailor radio line manufactured by S.P. Radio A / S of Denmark. The first of the broad line of Sailor radios to be announced is the VHF radio Type RT144AC.