John C. Wise M.B.E.

1954 ~ 1984
Royal Navy operational communications, radar and electronic warfare (EW) specialist. Qualified as naval EW Instructor in 1968 and honoured with an MBE for services to EW in 1984.

1984 ~ 1989
MEL Senior systems engineer involved in both home and export marketing of EW products and their development.

1990 ~ Current
JCW&A established. To date a wide range of EW, radar and radar database research projects have been undertaken for the United Kingdom and overseas Governments, their Agencies and, civil and industrial organizations all of which have been successfully completed.

Since 1989 John has authored two books and over 100 papers and articles about radar, EW systems and database issues published in a variety of international defence journals and has been honoured on two occasions with AOC Commendations for services to Electronic Warfare in 2011 and 2018 respectively.

The Navy is Listening

Since 2012 John has been a volunteer at the Collingwood Heritage Collection of royal navy radar and communications systems where the late Curator, Bill Legg, and others encouraged John to write about his experiences in radio and elctronic warfare during his career. Having taken up the challenge, two volumes are now available. Volume 1 looks at the history and development of wireless and particularly radio warfare in the RN from 1890 to 1945.  It details the systems, training and personnel employed in what was the gathering of intelligence by radio intercept.  Volume 2 details the development of equipment and training employed in electronic warfare from 1935 to 1990. Both volumes are copiously illustrated in colour and each has a CD-R in the rear cover containing varioous worksheets of data created during the research period. They are included, primarily for students and historians who may wish to resdearch further selective of the subjects addressed. Book titles are "The Navy is Listening" Vol 1 and Vol 2.  ISBNs are 9789-1-9163657-1-1 and 978-1-9163657-0-4 respectively. Both books are available from the Author at £30 each, or £50 for the pair, which includes postage to UK addresses. For overseas orders, the prices ate £40 each or £60 for the pair, which also includes postage.

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