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NEWS
January 17, 1991
The enormous concentration of U.S. weapons in the gulf features some of the world's most advanced airplanes and helicopters. Deployed from land bases and U.S. aircraft carriers in the Persian Gulf region, these aircraft offer allied forces decisive first-strike capabilities. Sensitive targets in Iraq Major Iraqi Air Bases: Irbil, Basra, Habbaniyah, An Nasiriyah, Kirkuk, Mosul, Shu-aiba, H-3, H-2. Major Nuclear Power Plants: Basra, Dibis, Baghdad.
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September 26, 1990 | RALPH VARTABEDIAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Navy has decided to partially waive a contract suspension against Northrop Corp. so that it can obtain critically needed electronic sensors for its AV-8B Harrier, which has been dogged by higher than expected failures of the part, it was disclosed Tuesday.
NEWS
September 25, 1990 | RALPH VARTABEDIAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Marine Corps has begun to ground its AV-8B Harrier jets because of failures in on-board sensor systems supplied by Northrop Corp., which pleaded guilty in February to criminal charges of falsifying tests of the equipment, congressional sources said Monday.
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