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WESTERN DATA SYSTEMS (WDS) ANNOUNCES MAJOR CONTRACT WITH VICKERS SHIPBUILDING AND ENGINEERING LTD.

 CALABASAS, Calif., Dec. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Western Data Systems (WDS) today announced the signing of a multimillion dollar contract with Vickers Shipbuilding and Engineering Ltd. (VSEL) in the United Kingdom. Deliverables include business process re-engineering, consulting, a suite of integrated software applications, and multiyear implementation support. VSEL, with an annual turnover of 400 million pounds, employing nearly 6,000 people, builds the U.K. version of the Trident nuclear submarine and has other current programs in surface ship construction, oil and gas, and land-based defense systems.
 According to Norman Broadhurst, deputy managing director of VSEL, "This new integrated business system and associated processes will place VSEL in a premier position to compete globally, while at the same time offering reduced costs and improved performance to our major customer, the U.K. Ministry of Defense."
 Western Data Systems, headquartered in Calabasas, is a leading vendor of manufacturing software for the make-to-order market, specializing in information systems products and services for aerospace, defense, and commercial contract manufacturing.
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