Would this be the same company that asset-stripped... sorry, "acquired" Racal at the turn of the century?
Funny how our stuff is good enough for them to want to buy all the IP but not good enough to fly...
Rubbing salt into wounded British pride over a lack of prime contracts, Thales Alenia Space trumpeted its ESA awards last week. The French tentacle of the outfit picked up the prime contractor prize for the Hyperspectral Imaging mission while its Italian arm took prime contractor duties for the Passive Microwave Imaging …
"Ah, Racal," I thought, reading your comment, "whatever happened to Racal?"
The Wiki article starts, like so many other Wiki articles about once proud British companies, "Racal was".
I don't know why so many of our companies get driven into the ground. Don't blame Thales - ask why Racal was put up for sale.
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