The companies based here now operate under the brand name SELEX Galileo.
- SELEX Sensors and Airborne Systems Ltd and
- Galileo Avionica SpA.
are defence electronic companies, subsidiaries of Finmeccanica.
Ferranti, known for its defence electronics, used to be based on this site.
Their factory opened in 1943 to manufacture gyro gunsights for Spitfire
aircraft. Ferranti ceased trading in 1993. Their business was
acquired by a variety of companies.