DATAR Guide: History, Origin, and More

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A digital battlefield information system, called DATAR, or Digital Automated Tracking and Resolving, was innovated.

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In 1949, the Royal Canadian Navy began working on the project with Ferranti Canada (later known as Ferranti-Packard). The prototype was tested in 1953

When did DATAR come out?

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DATAR was still just an idea in the fall of 1948. However, it was invented in 1963 by the Royal Canadian Navy and Ferranti Canada.

Who invented DATAR?

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The system was too expensive for the postwar Navy to create on its own, and the effort was terminated after the Royal Navy and the United States Navy refused to participate.

What happened to DATAR?

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