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Hawker Siddeley Dynamics

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Hawker Siddeley Dynamics of Hatfield.

The guided missile and space technology operations

1948 The aircraft division of Hawker Siddeley Group became Hawker Siddeley Aviation and the guided missile and space technology operations Hawker Siddeley Dynamics.

1959 Acquired Folland Aircraft.[1]

1960 Acquired De Havilland Propellers and Blackburn Aircraft.[2]

1968 Contract to supply structures for Intelsat III [3]

Supplier of industrial robots (see advert) and hydrostatic weighing systems (see advert)

1977 Hawker Siddeley Aviation (HSA) and Hawker Siddeley Dynamics (HSD) accounted for only 25% of the Hawker Siddeley business by this time. On 29 April, as a result of the Aircraft and Shipbuilding Industries Act, HSA and HSD were nationalised and merged with British Aircraft Corporation (BAC) and Scottish Aviation to form British Aerospace (BAe).

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Sources of Information

  1. Wikipedia
  2. Wikipedia
  3. The Engineer of 24th May 1968 p800