Librascope was a manufacturer of early digital computers sold in both the business and defense markets. They hired Stan Frankel, a Manhattan Project veteran and early ENIAC programmer, to design the LGP-30 desktop computer in 1956.
Librascope was eventually purchased by Singer Corporation and moved into the manufacture of marine systems and land-based C3 (Command, Control, Communication) systems for the international defense industry. The company specialized in fire control systems for torpedoes, though they continued to work on a variety of other smaller military contracts through the 1970s.
After Singer was taken over by corporate raider Paul Bilzerian, the company was sold to Loral Space & Communications in 1992. The division was eventually sold to Lockheed Martin and was eventually absorbed into the Lockheed Martin Federal Systems, but is now called Lockheed Martin NE&SS—Undersea Systems.
- Mark DiVecchio. "Univac Athena Missile Guidance Computer". 2011.
- Librascope Memories, over 60 years of history, including 293 Librazette newsletters, photos, product literature, and company videos.
- LGP-30 description
- LGP-21 description
- Story of Stan P. Frankel, designer of the LGP-30
- Librascope C141 airborne navigation computer
- Librascope L90-I general purpose aerospace computer
- Librascope L600 aircraft and missile guidance computer
- Librascope L2010 general purpose rugged computer
- Librascope L3055 data processor for 473L system
- Air Force 473L global communications system
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