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Tracor was a major North American defence electronics contractor which was acquired by Marconi Electronic Systems (MES), a subsidiary of GEC plc, in 1998. Today Tracor is part of BAE Systems North America following the purchase of MES by British Aerospace in November 1999 (together forming BAE Systems). The United States of America — also referred to as the United States, the U.S.A., the U.S., America, the States, or (archaically) Columbia—is a federal republic of 50 states located primarily in central North America (with the exception of two states: Alaska and Hawaii). ... A defense contractor (sometimes called a military contractor) is a business organization or individual that provides products or services to a defense department of a government. ... The General Electric Company plc (GEC) is a British company that was renamed Marconi plc on November 30, 1999 after its defence unit Marconi Electronic Systems was divested and sold to British Aerospace. ... The General Electric Company plc (GEC) is a British company that was renamed Marconi plc on November 30, 1999 after its defence unit Marconi Electronic Systems was divested and sold to British Aerospace. ... 1998 is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean. ... BAE Systems North America Inc. ... BAe evolution since 1955 until 1999 merger to form BAE Systems British Aerospace (BAe) was a British aircraft manufacturer, now part of BAE SYSTEMS. The company was formed on April 29, 1977 by the Aircraft and Shipbuilding Industries Act. ... BAE SYSTEMS is a multinational defence and commercial aerospace products manufacturer. ...

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History

Tracor had a 30 year history of support of the Aegis defence system on United States Navy cruisers and destroyers. ...


GEC takeover

GEC's North American subsidiary announced its intention to acquire Tracor in April 1998. Following a review by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States(CIFIUS) (to ensure there were no national security implications) GEC completed the transaction in June 1998. The acquisition was as a major expansion of GEC's defence division, GEC-Marconi (later Marconi Electronic Systems), however seven months later GEC announced the demerger of Marconi Electronic Systems (including the North American defence businesses) which would then merge with British Aerospace (BAe) to form BAE Systems. This process was completed on November 30 1999. Commentators have described Tracor as the jewel in crown of GEC-Marconi North America. November 30 is the 334th day (335th on leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ...


BAE Systems

In the new company GEC's North American defence businesses were merged with BAe's U.S. interests to form BAE Sytems North America. In the years since BAE has pursued growth in America more agressively than any other area in order to take advantage of the large U.S. procurement and research budgets. Today BAE (of which Tracor is a large part) is the largest foreign player in the U.S. defence market.


Organisation

  • Tracor Information Systems
  • Tracor Aerospace
  • Tracor Systems Technologies

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