|Object Name:||SPG Hybrid ICs|
|Serial No:||4, 5 & 6|
|Year of Manufacture:||Unknown|
|Location:||Main Object Store|
GEC Sensors Ltd
V61-4214 Issue A
Ser. Nos. 4, 5 & 6
Sea Wolf is a naval guided missile system designed and built by BAC, later to become British Aerospace (BAe) Dynamics (now MBDA). It is an automated point-defence weapon system designed as a final line of defence against both sea-skimming and high angle anti-ship missiles and aircraft. The Royal Navy has fielded two versions, the GWS-25 Conventionally Launched Sea Wolf (CLSW) and the GWS-26 Vertically Launched Sea Wolf (VLSW) forms. These Hybrids were made by GEC Sensors at Basildon and are used in the SeaWolf tracker in the optical processor part of the thermal imaging system.
SeaWolf and the Anzac derivative 1802 have long since been upgraded.
It is not known how or why this set of Hybrids came to be at Rochester.
There are three 74-pin Hybrid Integrated Circuits marked as the ‘SPG Hybrid’.