Advertisement
YOU ARE HERE: LAT HomeCollectionsLiaison Engineering Services
IN THE NEWS

Liaison Engineering Services

FEATURED ARTICLES
NEWS
May 22, 1987 | RALPH VARTABEDIAN, Times Staff Writer
A congressional subcommittee is investigating evidence that Northrop Corp. set up a highly irregular operation to deal with its mounting problems in the MX missile program by funneling at least a quarter of a million dollars to a fictitious business that purchased parts outside normal Defense Department procurement and inspection procedures.
ARTICLES BY DATE
NEWS
May 22, 1987 | RALPH VARTABEDIAN, Times Staff Writer
A congressional subcommittee is investigating evidence that Northrop Corp. set up a highly irregular operation to deal with its mounting problems in the MX missile program by funneling at least a quarter of a million dollars to a fictitious business that purchased parts outside normal Defense Department procurement and inspection procedures.
Advertisement
BUSINESS
June 13, 1987 | RALPH VARTABEDIAN, Times Staff Writer
Northrop employees building the MX missile guidance system, on orders from their managers, threw government property into a garbage dumpster, altered time cards and improperly tested important components, three current and former Northrop engineers told a congressional committee Friday.
NEWS
October 28, 1987 | RALPH VARTABEDIAN, Times Staff Writer
Internal Northrop audits and documents appear to contradict key points of testimony that a company executive made to Congress in defense of the firm's performance in the troubled MX missile guidance system program. When Northrop executives were called before Congress this summer to answer critics and explain why the company was four months behind schedule in deliveries, they described allegations that the missile was flawed as "nonsense."
BUSINESS
June 30, 1987 | RALPH VARTABEDIAN, Times Staff Writer
Northrop has failed to obtain Air Force approval of its purchasing system for the Stealth bomber program at its Pico Rivera plant, a disclosure that comes amid a national controversy over irregular purchasing practices at another Northrop division, it was learned Monday.
NEWS
May 18, 1996 | RALPH VARTABEDIAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a major setback for federal prosecution of defense fraud cases, a civil jury in Los Angeles has exonerated Northrop Grumman Corp. of certain allegations that it defrauded the government on the MX nuclear missile guidance system, the company announced Friday.
NEWS
June 7, 1987 | RALPH VARTABEDIAN, Times Staff Writer
Federal investigators have turned over to the U.S. attorney in Los Angeles evidence of possible criminal and civil misconduct by Northrop Corp. while the firm was working under an Air Force contract to build a key guidance device in the MX missile system. The action was disclosed in a memo written by Rep. Les Aspin (D-Wis.), chairman of the House Armed Services Committee.
BUSINESS
December 20, 1987 | RALPH VARTABEDIAN, Times Staff Writer
As a financial and legal crisis looms outside, 4,000 Northrop workers in a windowless factory in Hawthorne are feverishly toiling to correct production problems on the MX missile guidance system. The aerospace contractor has remained behind schedule on the program for five years and is still four months behind in its deliveries. In November, it made no new deliveries of its product.
Los Angeles Times Articles
|