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Plessey Avionics and Communications

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N.B. this is part of Plessey Co

of Ilford, Essex.

1969 Radio Systems Division at Braxted Park, West Leigh (Havant) and Ilford[1] worked on MALLARD, an abortive multi-national project to develop a battlefield communications systems[2] Plessey : in 1969 was part of Radio Systems Division[3]

1972 Awarded contract by Ministry of Defence for shipborne multi-channel communication systems[4]

1973 Plessey Avionics and Communications was at Upminster, Essex[5]

1974 Managing director F. K. Chorley; sales manager avionics M. I. Dodd.

Airborne UHF/VHF transmitter/receivers: PTR175, PTR377, PTR1721 and PTR170 (UHF only); airborne integrated data acquisition and recording systems including advanced large-capacity PV740 system for the Boeing 747, PV1573 system for ARINC 573 for Concorde and wide-bodied aircraft and comprehensive flight-test systems; aircraft weapon control and stores management systems; missile guidance systems; radar altimeters; target aircraft telecommand systems. [6]

1986 Plessey Avionics, of Havant, announced the Plessey Automatic Launch Test Facility would be installed at all RAF stations to check every aircraft's friend/foe identification system was working at take-off[7]

1989 Plessey Avionics announced a computer-based inflight entertainment and telephone system which it was offering to major airlines with no capital expenses by the airlines and profits shared; the idea has originated with a company called Candlestar and had evolved from military hardware[8]

Later see GEC-Plessey Avionics


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Sources of Information

  1. The Times, Oct 10, 1969
  2. The Times Sep 13, 1973
  3. The Times, Oct 10, 1969
  4. The Times Jan. 21, 1972
  5. Commerce Today: Coming Developments in Business and Technology 1973-02-19
  6. FLIGHT International, 29 August 1974
  7. The Times Apr. 8, 1986
  8. The Times Sept. 1, 1989