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Racal-Decca, radar manufacturers, of New Malden, Surrey, UK.
Early Racal-Decca radars had dropped the Decca name, which mariners had trusted for years, but outcry from the customers prompted its return.
At this time the business was run from New Malden in Surrey, UK.
In the mid-1980s, Decca introduced the BridgeMaster series of radars, which used a rasterized colour display. The BridgeMaster II series followed, with a Motorola 68000 CPU and powerful software options such as vector traces showing the trajectories of other ships as part of the ARPA package.
The Avionics division of Racal-Decca Navigation trebled foreign sales of its airbourne navigation radar and electronics system over a three-year period and won a Queen's Award for Export Achievement.