Omega is the first global radio navigation system for aircraft, supported by the United States and 6 other countries. The Canadian Marconi Company was developed and manufactured (hence the factory short name CMA-740). [one]
Omega was developed by order of the US Navy for the needs of military aviation. Development began in 1968 and it was planned to cover the oceans globally using 8 transmitters, with an accuracy of positioning of 4 miles. Initially, the system was used by atomic bombers in the polar regions. It was later discovered that it can be used by submarines. [one]
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- Wilkes, Owen, Nils Petter Gleditsch, and Ingvar Botnen. 1987. Loran-C and Omega: a study of the military importance of radio navigation aids . Oslo; Oxford; New York: Norwegian University Press / Oxford University Press. ISBN 8200077039
- Gibbs, Graham. 1997. Teaming a product and a global market: a Canadian Marconi company success story . Reston, VA: American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. ISBN 1-563-47225-2 ; ISBN 978-1563472251 [A case study of the commercial development of the Omega Navigation System]
- Stein, Kenneth J. Omega Matures as Long-Range Navaid. (Eng.) // Aviation Week & Space Technology : weekly. / Editor & Publisher: Robert B. Hotz. - McGraw-Hill , January 15, 1979. - Vol. 110 - Vo.3 - P.58 - ISSN 0005-2175.