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British Aircraft Corporation (Guided Weapons)

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1963 BAC acquired the previously autonomous guided weapons divisions of English Electric and Bristol Aircraft combining them in a new subsidiary, British Aircraft Corporation (Guided Weapons). [1]

The company had some considerable success, including development of the Rapier, Sea Skua and Seawolf missiles.

BAC eventually expanded this division to include electronics and space systems

1966 Guided Weapons started what was to become a particularly fruitful relationship with Hughes Aircraft. Hughes awarded major contracts to BAC including sub-systems for Intelsat satellites.

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Sources of Information

  1. The Times, Apr 24, 1963