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Radar Division

Page history last edited by Alan Hartley-Smith 6 years, 8 months ago

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Introduction

 1954

Formation of Radar Division

Development model of new 50cm radar – Type S232 – incorporating fully coherent MTI installed at London Airport

New type of fixed-coil radar display developed for the R.A.F released for general sale

1955
Fully engineered S232 introduced winning many orders over the coming years
1956

Improved 50cm radar - Type S264 - introduced

Microwave links for transmission of radar data to remote location

1958

S264A high-powered  (500Kw) 50cm radar introduced

1959

First S264A installation in New Zealand

Royal Swedish Air Board ordered the Fur Hat private venture military and civil control system incorporating a high-speed digital computer - TAC

1960
Coherent parametric amplifier introduced
1961
Dr. Tom Straker takes over as Manager
1962

High brightness radar display introduced

1963

Fur Hat systems delivered

Secondary radar –SECAR - introduced

Microelectronic computer – MYRIAD – the first of its type introduced

1965 John Sutherland takes over as Manager
1966

HUCO consortium awarded NADGE contracts

1967

Announcement of S600 series

FPPS contract signed

Research study for what became GWS25 - Seawolf

1968

S600 Series shown at Farnborough

Development of 23cm ATC radar - S654 

 

Input by Ian Gillis from Harry Cole's paper - Radar Division 1945 - 65

 

Input by Ian Gillis from Harry Cole's paper - Radar Division - Late 60s

 

Input by Ian Gillis from Harry Cole's paper - Radar Division - The Seventies

 

Input by Ian Gillis from Harry Cole's paper - Support Division

 

Input by John Brown - Datamation and Radar Division 1959 - 65

 

The Marconi Co Jan1967  At this time Radar Division was included in Marconi Avionics as Ground Systems - see page 7 onwards and page 19 onwards

 

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