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Report - Marconi Radar Systems, Leicester - 2011

Goldie87

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The New Parks site in Leicester was originally opened by AEI Electronics in the 1950's, operating along with another site on Blackbird Road. In November 1967 AEI was taken over by GEC, then in 1969 it became Marconi Radar Systems. The markets covered at this time were: systems for ground based air defence and missiles, air traffic control, naval surveillance and weapons, electronic control systems for all defence applications, and simulation and instrumentation. Closure of the site was announced in 2010, meaning almost 300 people would loose their jobs. The reasons for the closure included the government's decision to award the next generation of armoured vehicles to the UK subsidiary of US company, General Dynamics.

Apologies for the pic quality, didn't have the dslr on me at the time of getting in here. Visited with boothy, losttom, & MD.

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