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GE Aerospace was a business group of General Electric.

GE Aerospace made electronics and systems for the military and aerospace industries, like radar, secure communications equipment and military and commercial satellites. The majority of the group's business was in government and military applications. During the late 1960s they developed the first realtime image generator.[1] In 1991, the group had about 37,500 employees, mostly in the New England and Middle Atlantic regions and in Florida. The Delaware Valley alone accounted for about 17,600 employees.[2]

In 1993, the group was sold to Martin Marietta for over US$3 billion, nearly doubling that company's revenue.[3] In 1995, Martin Marietta merged with Lockheed to form Lockheed Martin. In 2010, the large Systems Integration ("The SI") division from GE Aerospace, with roots tracing back to the Apollo Program, was spun off to form The SI Organization Inc.[4]

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  1. ^ "Peacetime Programmers". Electronic Gaming Monthly. No. 97. Ziff Davis. August 1997. p. 66.
  2. ^ "GE Aerospace to Cut Work Force by 2,000". The New York Times. 7 September 1991. Retrieved 15 May 2012.
  3. ^ "Martin Marietta acquires GE Aerospace unit". Retrieved 15 May 2012.
  4. ^ "The SI - Who We Are". Retrieved 31 Jan 2013.