In Memoriam - Robert Fuhrman

Posted 21 November 2009

Robert A. Fuhrman, who retired as vice chairman and chief operating officer of Lockheed Corporation in 1990, passed away 21 November 2009. He was eighty-four. He directed the Polaris fleet ballistic missile program and led development of the Poseidon and Trident sea-launched ballistic missiles for the US Navy. Fuhrman served as president of Lockheed-Georgia Company and then Lockheed-California Company where he oversaw development of the L-1011 TriStar airliner and the S-3A Viking carrier-borne multimission aircraft.
Fuhrman became president and chief operating officer of Lockheed Corporation in 1986, then vice chairman in 1988. He was elected to the Lockheed Board of Directors in 1980 and served until he retired in 1990, closing out a thirty-two year career. Kleine Brogel Museum Opens Kleine Brogel AB opened its own air museum on 20 January 2010. The museum provides historical overview of one of Belgium’s most important air bases through photos, documents, and artifacts relating to the base and its mission. Kleine Brogel is home to 10 Wing, which operates F-16s.

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