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Link-Miles maker of flight simulators and provider of training.

1969 The Link Division of Singer-General Precision Inc of USA acquired a majority share in Miles Electronics. Link was the largest producer of flight simulators in the Western World[1]

At some point (late 70s?) Singer bought Link-Miles from F. G. Miles and continued as Singer Link Miles, based at Lancing.

1982 Link-Miles were the British arm of a division of Singer.[2]

1982 Sold its first micro-processor controlled visual system, Image II; claimed to be a world leader in flight simulation. Jack Davis was managing director.

Image II was claimed to be the first microprocessor-controlled simulator in the world.

1990 Thomson-CSF acquired Link-Miles from Biocoastal Corporation of the USA.

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Sources of Information

  1. The Times, Jun 17, 1969
  2. The Engineer 1982/01/28