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Aircraft  The Company
Model Military Number Name
1951 SAM-A-7   Nike Ajax
Western Electric was the electronics manufacturing division AT&T when Bell Labs, another AT&T division, proposed an anti-aircraft missile system to the US Army in 1945.  As the manufacturing arm of AT&T, Western Electric became the prime contractor for the Nike missile system.


1872: Enos Barton and Elisha Gray incorporate Western Electric Manufacturing Co. in Chicago, Illinois.

1881: Bell Telephone acquires Western Electric.

1984: Western Electric is divided into several divisions and its name disappeared.


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