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Cossor Electronics

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of Harlow

1946 Company incorporated as Cossor Radar, part of A. C. Cossor

1961 A. C. Cossor was acquired by the Raytheon Manufacturing Co.

Cossor Radar and Electronics became Cossor Electronics

1965 Formation of marine division, based in London to market marine equipment made by Cossor and by Raytheon[1]

1967 With Elliott Automation won a contract to build a secondary radar station on the west coast of Ireland to manage trans-Atlantic air traffic[2]

1968 Supplier of visual display units made at Harlow for Honeywell computers, made in Scotland[3]

1972 Cossor Electronics won a Queens Award for its surveillance radar[4]

c.1974 Started to develop secondary surveillance radar

1975 Cossor Raytheon supplied the computer equipment used in the Unicom word processing systems[5]

1978 Had developed into a systems company rather than just an OEM manufacturer; acquired Data Logic[6].

1974 The Data Systems division of Cossor Electronics was combined with Raytheon Data Systems to make a Europe-wide manufacturing and marketing organisation, Raytheon Cossor Data Systems[7]

1984 Received first order for its new Monopulse radar, this from Canada for civilian air traffic control[8]. Similar orders from Britain and Germany[9]

1992 Hired as advisers to the CAA on the construction of new "en route" air traffic control centre[10]

1997 Became Raytheon Cossor Electronics Ltd

1997 Raytheon Manufacturing Co change its name to Raytheon Systems Limited

1997 Raytheon Cossor Electronics became part of Raytheon Systems Ltd

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Sources of Information

  1. The Times Aug. 9, 1965
  2. The Times July 4, 1967
  3. The Times Mar. 5, 1968
  4. The Times Apr. 21, 1972
  5. The Times May 4, 1976
  6. The Times Jan. 4, 1978
  7. The Times Apr. 29, 1974
  8. The Times May 12, 1984
  9. The Times Feb. 26, 1985
  10. The Times Sept. 30, 1992
  • Companies House filings