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Telefunken was a large German manufacturer of electronic equipment, with its headquarters in Ulm (Germany) and subsidaries all over the country, including Backnang (near Stuttgart). The company was active in many fields, ranging from domestic appliances (radio, television, etc.) to high-end radioequipment for the Department of Defense (DoD). Founded in 1903 as a joint venture between Siemens & Halske and AEG, the company has also traded as AEG Telefunken.

AEG was aqcuired by DASA and was later merged into EADS Racoms. The resulting company was subsequently sold to Cassidian and eventually to Hensoldt. Some parts are still based in Ulm, but have undergone many reorganisations in recent years. In 2004, the former Racoms 1 division was sold to the Israeli Elbit Systems conglomerate – that also holds Tadiran – and is now known as Telefunken Racoms. It is still based in Ulm and produces radio equipment for the German Army.

Officially, AEG Telefunken as a company no longer exists, but its name is used (under licence) by several companies in various fields, as it is considered a strong brand name. Telefunken Racoms (i.e. Elbit Systems) uses a red variant of the old Telefunken logo on its stationary and brochures.

  1. Telefunken Racoms = Telefunken Radio Communications Systems GmbH.

Telefunken equipment on this website
Telefunken E-383-N (EP2a) LW radio direction finder Telefunken PE-484 Kleinstpeilempfänger Transmitter for German spy set SP-20 Antenna tuner for German spy set SP-20 Special Forces HF radio Miniflex UA-8036 (co-production with Philips) Picoflex UA-8035 (co-production with Philips) Telefunken spy set FS-5000
Telefunken tactical radio family HF-7000 Elcrovox 1-4D narrow band voice and data terminal (STU-II compatible) ANT/Siemens/R&S DS-102 key tape reader Protona Minifon wire and tape recorders, also sold under the Telefunken brand Telefunken FuG-8 two-way police radio (4m band) Telestar compact rugged teleprinter (telex)
ANT Nachrichtechnik GmbH
In 1983 AEG-Telefunken Nachrichtentechnik GmbH in Backnang (Germany), is sold to a consortium consisting of Bosch, Mannesmann and Allianz. At the same time the name of the company is changed into ANT Nachrichtentechnik GmbH. Apparently, this affects some of the products listed above, as the name ANT now appears on the front panel or in the firmware of some of these devices.  More...

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