Wesley D. Wheeler, president of Wesley D. Wheeler Associates, Ltd., has reestablished Wheeler Shipbuilding Corporation, a company headed by his late father, which produced numerous vessels during World War II for the United States Army and Navy,
A large contingent of the San Diego and San Pedro tuna fishing industry gathered in Sturgeon Bay, Wis., recently to witness the christening and delivery' of the tuna seiner Captain Frank Medina, built for Capt. and Mrs. Joe Medina Jr. of San Diego; and the launching of the Jane for Venatun,
Comsat TeleSystem, Inc. of Fairfax, Va., announced recently that John M. Pientka has been elected to the newly created position of vice president, Mobile Satellite Systems, and that B.L. (Pete) Brooks has been named vice president of the company's
The battleship Iowa (BB 61) arrived at Ingalis Shipbuilding division of Litton Industries in Pascagoula, Miss., recently for completion of her modernization and reactivation. The 58,000-ton ship had been in New Orleans, La., since September 1982, where Avondale Shipyards Inc.
Marcel P. Joseph has been elected executive vice president of Communications Satellite Corporation (COMSAT), Washington, D.C. He will report to COMSAT president Irving Goldstein, and will be responsible for the management and operations of all of COMSAT's business units.
Comsat of Washington, D.C., announced that Bruce D. Smith has been elected president of Comsat Technology Products, Inc. In this newly created position, Mr. Smith is responsible for the management of the corporation's telecommunications equipment manufacturing and marketing activities.
COMSAT recently announced a corporate reorganization designed to improve the firm's ability to organize and articulate its strategic business activities, and also announced the election of new senior officers. John L. McLucas, president of COMSAT World Systems Division since 1980,
Tracor, Inc., Austin, Texas, has announced that its Applied Sciences Group has received an initial contract of approximately $1.1 million from Fujitsu Ltd., Japan, to develop a computerbased Tactical Support Center for the Japanese Maritime Defense Agency.
The Naval Sea Systems Command has exercised an option, under a previous letter contract with Edo Corporation, in the amount of $11,401,000 covering improvements to 12 AN/SQR-18A sonar systems, converting them to AN/ SQR-18A(V) 1 systems. This procurement includes ancillary spares,
Maritime Telecommunications Network (MTN) has installed Carnival Cruise Lines' first Internet Cafe on the Carnival Triumph. The Internet Cafe unites Digital Seas International's (DSI) Internet product with the latest in highspeed Internet satellite communications from MTN.