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1956 Founded as Plessey Research Roke Manor by the Plessey Co. The first managing director was Harold J. Finden, an electrical engineer. Initially staffed by 28 engineers, the company undertook research into military communications systems.
1990 Taken over by the joint venture GEC-Siemens.
2010 Acquired by the Chemring Group