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March 15, 1993 | Dean Takahashi, Times staff writer
Louis H. Kurkjian runs part of the Hughes Aircraft Co. plant in Fullerton formerly known as the Ground Systems Group. The sprawling complex once employed 15,000 people, but defense cuts have taken a toll. It is still Fullerton's largest employer, with more than 7,100 people, and it generates annual revenue of about $1 billion. But its future depends on President Clinton's defense budget and on where executives like Kurkjian steer the company.
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BUSINESS
April 13, 1992 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Hughes to Upgrade Ukrainian Airports: A Hughes Aircraft Co. subsidiary received a contract to help newly independent Ukraine upgrade its antiquated airport system with state-of-the-art technology. The U.S. and Canadian governments are funding the $800,000 study as part of a Western aid package for republics of the former Soviet Union.
BUSINESS
May 30, 1992
Hughes Aircraft Co.'s Ground Systems Group will play host later this year to a large contingent of Saudi Arabian military officials who will receive training on a new air defense system. Hughes is developing "Peace Shield," a new air defense system for the Middle Eastern nation, under a contract valued at $837 million. Company officials could not be reached Friday for comment.
BUSINESS
January 8, 1992
Hughes Aircraft Co. said it received a $31.3-million Navy contract to develop an advanced helicopter-borne sonar system for improved anti-submarine warfare. The five-year contract, awarded by the Naval Air Systems Command to Hughes' Ground Systems Group in Fullerton, provides for full-scale development of the Airborne Low Frequency Sonar system, with an option to produce up to 50 such systems. The potential for U.S.
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October 28, 1991 | TED JOHNSON
Parks Junior High School and Hughes Ground Systems Group have formed a partnership in which the company's employees will work with teachers and students to increase interest in science and mathematics. The partnership, to be made official at a ceremony on Nov. 5, was formed after an event last spring in which Hughes President Scott Walker served as Parks principal for a day.
BUSINESS
September 5, 1990 | Dean Takahashi Times staff writer
The Army has awarded a $48.7-million contract to Hughes Aircraft Ground Systems Group in Fullerton for the purchase of 600 mobile digital communications radios. The Army exercised its option to make the purchase after Hughes demonstrated the radios in a field test. The radios are used to secretly transmit location data from troops to command units, Hughes spokesman Dan Reeder said. They are to be delivered in 1993.
BUSINESS
February 2, 1991 | From Staff and Wire Reports
A Chatsworth defense subcontracting firm and its vice president will be arraigned Monday for allegedly paying a $750 kickback to a Hughes Aircraft Co. engineer in Fullerton to get work supplying radar and computer parts. EEI Inc. and its vice president, Bradley Rush, were charged with one count of paying a kickback in connection with a government contract. Rush, reached at his office, declined to comment on the case.
BUSINESS
June 4, 1990 | DEAN TAKAHASHI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Hughes Aircraft Co.'s Ground Systems Group is to announce today an agreement with Hewlett-Packard Co. to make advanced computer workstations and other computer equipment for government, military and aerospace applications. The companies estimate that the combined revenues of the alliance will exceed $200 million in the first three years.
BUSINESS
May 19, 1992 | Dean Takahashi / Times staff writer
Who makes the smartest technology for the so-called smart tollways of the future? That is a topic of debate at the IVHS Society of America conference this week in Newport Beach. The Washington-based society, whose moniker stands for Intelligent Vehicle and Highway System, hopes to fight traffic congestion by using modern technology to make cars and highways more efficient. The group includes local governments, transportation companies, auto makers and technology firms.
BUSINESS
April 30, 1992 | DEAN TAKAHASHI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The future of Hughes Aircraft Co.'s Ground Systems Group remained uncertain this week in the wake of the parent company's announcement Tuesday that it is restructuring itself to emphasize its diversification into commercial markets. Richard Dore, spokesman for Westchester-based Hughes Aircraft, said Wednesday that no layoffs will result immediately from the management restructuring.
BUSINESS
April 13, 1992 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Hughes to Upgrade Ukrainian Airports: A Hughes Aircraft Co. subsidiary received a contract to help newly independent Ukraine upgrade its antiquated airport system with state-of-the-art technology. The U.S. and Canadian governments are funding the $800,000 study as part of a Western aid package for republics of the former Soviet Union.
BUSINESS
April 2, 1992 | DEAN TAKAHASHI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Hughes Aircraft Co. and Hewlett-Packard Co. said Wednesday that they have won a contract to supply computer workstations to the Navy in a deal worth a potential $175 million. Hughes Data Systems here, a subsidiary of the aerospace giant's Ground Systems Group in Fullerton, is contracted to provide up to 4,300 Hewlett-Packard computers over four years.
BUSINESS
March 26, 1992 | DEAN TAKAHASHI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Hughes Aircraft Co.'s Ground Systems Group has launched a new round of layoffs this week that will affect at least 100 workers, the company said Wednesday. Hughes spokesman Richard Dore said the move is aimed at reducing overhead costs and is a continuation of the corporation's overall restructuring to position itself for an era of lower defense spending.
BUSINESS
July 4, 1991 | GREGORY CROUCH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Hughes Aircraft Co. announced Wednesday that it has won an $837-million contract to build a new air defense system--nicknamed Peace Shield--for Saudi Arabia, the largest award received by the company's Fullerton division in its 34-year history. Officials for Hughes' Ground Systems Group said Saudi Arabia's planned military fortification is unrelated to the Persian Gulf War.
BUSINESS
November 1, 1991 | From a Times Staff Writer
Hughes Aircraft's Ground Systems Group has won a $400-million contract from the Navy to supply command and control displays for U.S., Japanese and Spanish warships, the company said Thursday. Most of the displays will be built for the U.S. Navy, but about 11% of the displays will be sold to Japan and 1% to Spain. Hughes has been producing the AN/UYQ-21 display system for the Navy since the late 1970s. The Fullerton division, with 8,900 employees, plans no new hiring because of the contract.
BUSINESS
February 28, 1992 | DEAN TAKAHASHI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Hughes Aircraft Co.'s Ground Systems Group won a $61-million contract to build battlefield radars--an award that could protect up to 150 local defense jobs, the company announced Thursday. The U.S. Army contract could support employment for Hughes workers over the next year who might otherwise have faced layoffs, said company spokesman Dan Reeder. Follow-up work could eventually give Hughes more than $452 million in work, he said. "This will save jobs," Reeder said.
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