Vitro wins subcontract for defense project


Vitro Corp. of Rockville announced yesterday that it has won a five-year subcontract worth up to $50 million to help develop a bTC computer system for the Department of Defense.

Vitro, a subsidiary of Tracor Inc. of Texas, won the subcontract from Unisys Federal Systems Division in McLean, Va. Unisys is developing an integrated defense information system called the DEIS II program.

The overall contract for the DEIS II system is valued at $3 billion.

Vitro's role will include providing software engineering tools, processes and personnel to upgrade existing systems at the Defense Information Systems Agency, which oversees the DEIS II program. Other defense agencies and selected civilian contractors will benefit from the upgraded systems.

Vitro, purchased by Tracor in 1993, employs about 2,000 people in systems and software engineering for the military and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

The company's most high-profile current project involves designing electronics for a team led by Northrop Grumman competing to build a revolutionary new Navy arsenal ship.

Pub Date: 8/30/96

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