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May 5, 1989 | RALPH VARTABEDIAN, Times Staff Writer
A high-level manager at Hughes Aircraft has accused the firm of overcharging the government by $40 million on the radar system for the B-2 stealth bomber and F-18 jet fighter, according to a civil suit filed in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles. The executive alleges in the suit that top-level officers of Hughes participated in a conspiracy to defraud the government by shifting development charges among programs in a way that increased the government's costs. The suit does not specifically identify the B-2 program but rather refers to a classified project designated as the "2301 special program contract."
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April 24, 1991 | GREG JOHNSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The good news for Southern California in Tuesday's announcement that a Lockheed-led team will build the nation's next fighter jet was spread rather thin. Lockheed estimates that the F-22 advanced tactical fighter project will generate 5,000 jobs for subcontractors in Southern California. But many subcontractors expect the new jobs simply to replace positions in expiring programs; the net employment gain will be far smaller, according to company spokesmen.
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BUSINESS
April 24, 1991 | GREG JOHNSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The good news for Southern California in Tuesday's announcement that a Lockheed-led team will build the nation's next fighter jet was spread rather thin. Lockheed estimates that the F-22 advanced tactical fighter project will generate 5,000 jobs for subcontractors in Southern California. But many subcontractors expect the new jobs simply to replace positions in expiring programs; the net employment gain will be far smaller, according to company spokesmen.
BUSINESS
May 5, 1989 | RALPH VARTABEDIAN, Times Staff Writer
A high-level manager at Hughes Aircraft has accused the firm of overcharging the government by $40 million on the radar system for the B-2 stealth bomber and F-18 jet fighter, according to a civil suit filed in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles. The executive alleges in the suit that top-level officers of Hughes participated in a conspiracy to defraud the government by shifting development charges among programs in a way that increased the government's costs. The suit does not specifically identify the B-2 program but rather refers to a classified project designated as the "2301 special program contract."
BUSINESS
August 18, 1985
Howard G. Wilson has been appointed a corporate vice president and member of the policy board of Hughes Aircraft Co., El Segundo. He has been a group vice president in Hughes' radar systems group.
BUSINESS
October 26, 1994 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Hughes Aircraft Wins F-15 Radar Contract: Hughes' Radar Systems group in El Segundo received the $152-million award from McDonnell Douglas Corp. to develop an upgraded radar for Air Force F-15 fighter jets. Hughes said more than 350 Air Force jets are candidates for the radar, as are an additional 350 F-15s used by Israel, Japan and Saudi Arabia. Hughes, a unit of General Motors Corp.
BUSINESS
December 9, 1986
Under the teaming agreement, Hughes Aircraft's Radar Systems Group will have lead responsibility to develop the radar for the Air Force's advanced tactical fighter. GE's Aerospace Electronic Systems Department of Utica, N.Y., will be principal subcontractor. Hughes has already submitted information to Northrop and Lockheed, the two firms that won prime contracts to develop the fighter. Westinghouse is likely to be the principal competition against Hughes.
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December 14, 1990 | RALPH VARTABEDIAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The U.S. Department of Justice joined a whistle-blower lawsuit against Hughes Aircraft Co. on Thursday, alleging that the company overcharged the government by $5 million during the early 1980s by switching charges among contracts for radar systems. The suit, brought under the federal False Claims Act, was originally filed in May, 1989, by John N. Perron Jr., who continues to work at Hughes' radar systems group in El Segundo, said Perron's attorney, Dean Francis Pace.
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December 14, 1990 | RALPH VARTABEDIAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The U.S. Department of Justice joined a whistle-blower lawsuit against Hughes Aircraft Co. on Thursday, alleging that the company overcharged the government by $5 million during the early 1980s by switching charges among contracts for radar systems. The suit, brought under the federal False Claims Act, was originally filed in May, 1989, by John N. Perron Jr., who continues to work at Hughes' radar systems group in El Segundo, said Perron's attorney, Dean Francis Pace.
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December 6, 1990 | DEBORAH SCHOCH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Routes will be altered on MAX, the Municipal Area Express transit system that has been transporting commuters to aerospace companies in and around El Segundo for the last eight months. MAX officials say they hope the changes, effective Dec. 17, will continue the system's steady increase in riders. MAX is reporting an average of 2,495 riders boarding weekly, or 300 more than expected. "It's possible that recent fuel prices have encouraged people to ride the bus," said John E.
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