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1973 acquired Admiral Radio and TV
1979 the appliance division was sold to Magic Chef.
1980 Rockwell International advertised the role of its European operations in the automotive industry:
as well as its automotive operations worldwide
1980s The company became the largest U.S. defense contractor and largest NASA contractor.
1985 Acquired the privately held Allen-Bradley Co and became a producer of railroad electronics.
Organized into nine major divisions — Space, Aircraft, Defense Electronics, Commercial Electronics, Light Duty Automotive Components, Heavy Duty Automotive Components, Printing Presses, Valves and Meters, and Industrial Automation.
At the end of the 1980s, the company sold its valve and meter division, formerly Rockwell Manufacturing, to BTR Industries.
Also sold its printing press division to an internal management team.
1996 The defence and aerospace business, including what was once North American Aviation and Rocketdyne, were sold to Boeing Integrated Defense Systems
Spun-off the semiconductor products as Conexant Technologies and the automotive division as a publicly traded company, Meritor Automotive.