One of the most surprising facts about Samsung is that it used to make military and security weapons apart from the usual electronic products that it manufactures. In 1987, it made helicopters, mobile artillery equipment, and jet engines for Korean military.
At the side, the company seemed to have no issues in running a business for cameras and electronics. It managed to produce both military weapons and artillery equipment along with electronic products such as cameras due to a very good reputation and great business strategy. Indeed, these are the only two things you need so as to make the business work.