Thursday, January 31, 2013

The Legacy of Ford Aerospace

We’re also celebrating 100 Years of Accelerating Tomorrow
by Lawrence R.

Lockheed acquired several companies in the 1990s, and their legacy is also part of the Lockheed Martin story. I am from Ford Aerospace, and we have a past that I would like to share. I am sure Sam Araki and Vance Coffman would agree with me. I have written two articles for the AIAA in 2009 and 2010 with a peek at Philco, Philco-Ford and Aeronutronic (Newport Beach). Most people are not aware that there was a time when Ford Motor Company considered buying Lockheed. I am sure IBM Federal Systems and others bought out by Lockheed would like to tell their story and share their legacy. I hope they do!

 Ford Aerospace Satellite from the 1960s