09 Mar 04. AMS, world class leaders in sensor technology capability, are celebrating a significant achievement in one of their major projects. On Tuesday, 9 March, SAMPSON Multifunction Radar transmitted for the first time. Transmission took place at company’s Cowes Site within the dedicated SAMPSON Test Facility which was opened in September 2002 by Sir Robert Walmsley, the then Chief of Defence Procurement. This milestone represents the culmination of four years of development of the radar, drawing on the extensive experience gained during the previous two decades in the development of active phase array radars. This milestone is another important step in the detailed design proving and evaluation of the system, which will continue through the year, with delivery of the first system at the end of 2004.