Originally Posted by McGillicuddy
That is SO kind. Thank you so much for the offer however it is yours and a memorial to your trip. Please keep it. I will get one from the link you provided.
By the way, wasn't Kelvin Hughes the originator of commercial satellite systems? I thought that was how KVH was born. I may be completely wrong.
McGilliCuddy, if I may highjack, you are confusing Kelvin Hughes Ltd with Hughes Aircraft Company.
In addition to being a world leader company in intelligence, detection, protection and security, also Kelvin Hughes Ltd is a world leader in manufacturing numerous marine navigation systems and possesses complete mastery in tactical displays - even electronic and paper charts - which can provide any solution for any naval platform from largest ships - Queen Mary II, among many others - to specialized equipments for strategic submarines.
Now dealing with Saab - Saab transponder division - in a OEM business link, Kelvin Hughes is supplying both Automatic Information Systems (AIS) and Voyage Data Recorders (VDR), as part of its fully compliant integrated bridge systems (IBS). Their specialized integrated bridges for navigation and security surveillance systems are recognized worldwide.
Kelvin Hughes was not the originator of commercial satellite systems, but was the first COMMERCIAL radar system manufacturer in 1946/47.
The originator of commercial satellite systems was a joint-venture between AT&T and Bell in 1962. But in 1960s, U.S. Navy already tracked U.S. submarines with satellite navigation. And in 1964, Hughes Aircraft Company launched a geosynchronous communications satellite which was leased by the US Department of Defense.
We must remember in mid 2000, President Clinton ordered that the intentional degrading of the civilian Global Positioning System signal be discontinued which made GPS more responsive to civil and commercial users worldwide therefore GPS improved signal brought instant benefit to millions GPS users. Warm thanks to the US for this.