Grace's Guide To British Industrial History

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Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Marconi Avionics

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Marconi Avionics

1967 English Electric Co and Elliott Automation merge.

1968 The new English Electric group is acquired by GEC.

1969 GEC renamed its avionics business Marconi-Elliott Avionics Systems Limited, part of the company's defence arm, GEC-Marconi Electronics.

1978 Renamed Marconi Avionics Limited.

1984 Renamed GEC Avionics Limited.

1986 The government gave GEC Avionics 6 months to solve the problems with the development of Airborne Early Warning radar for the Nimrod aircraft[1]

1990 GEC Avionics cut 700 jobs at Rochester[2]

1990 Take-over of Ferranti creating GEC Ferranti

1998 Renamed Marconi Avionics, part of the renamed defence arm, Marconi Electronic Systems (MES).

See Also

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Sources of Information

  1. The Times Feb. 27, 1986
  2. The Times Jan. 4, 1990