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TRACOR SLATED TO BUILD COUNTERMEASURES SYSTEMS FOR GREEK F-16 AIRCRAFT

 AUSTIN, Texas, July 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Tracor Aerospace, Inc. has reached an agreement with Litton's Applied Technology International division, San Jose, Calif., to produce 80 threat-adaptive countermeasures dispenser systems for the Greek government's F-16 aircraft. Work under a contract in excess of $18 million is expected to begin this summer.
 Litton is the prime contractor on the program to provide the Advanced Self-Protection Integrated Suite (ASPIS), an internal electronic warfare suite consisting of a Tracor countermeasures dispenser system, a Raytheon jammer, and a Litton threat-warning system/controller.
 The Tracor systems, which dispense various types of decoys, are used to protect military aircraft and personnel from weapons threats. Deliveries are expected to begin in mid-1994.
 "This order is significant because it will be the first application in a NATO country for the international variant of the United States' ALE-47 countermeasures dispenser system," said George R. Melton, president of Tracor Aerospace. "We are pleased to provide this highly reliable, state-of-the-art system for integration into the ASPIS for the Hellenic Air Force, which includes retrofitting into 40 existing F-16C/D aircraft and installing into 40 new F-16s."
 The ALE-47 is designed to modernize the ALE-40 and ALE-39 dispensing systems which have been deployed on more than 10,000 aircraft in the United States and around the world. The ALE-47 is integrated with the aircraft avionics, as well as the radar warning receiver, missile warning system, and jamming system. The ALE-47 uses real-time information from these systems to select the optimum decoys and sequences to defeat the threats encountered by the aircraft. The pilot can operate the system in the manual, semiautomatic, or automatic mode.
 Tracor Aerospace is a subsidiary of Tracor, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTRR), which provides a broad range of technological products, systems, and services for diverse U.S. government, international, and commercial markets. In addition to advanced countermeasures and other electronic systems, the company is a major management and technical support contractor in communications, sonar, and other areas, and a comprehensive source for flight testing, specialized air crew training, and aircraft modification services.
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 /CONTACT: Marian Kelley of Tracor, Inc., 512-929-2273/
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