Sperry Gets $62.8-Million Navy Contract For Frigate Combat Systems Work

Sperry Corporation has been awarded a $62.8-million definitized contract by the U.S. Naval Sea Systems Command for engineering, development, integration, and production support of combat systems on 11 Perry Class (FFG-7) guided-missile frigates.

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Work on this contract is being done at Great Neck and Ronkonkoma, N.Y., and at Arlington, Va.

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