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June 29, 1988 | David Olmos, Times staff writer
McDonnell Douglas Astronautics in Huntington Beach is better known for building rockets and space vehicles than computer memory chips. But the company is claiming success in developing what it calls the world's fastest microprocessor of its kind. The Astronautics unit developed the high-speed memory chip as part of a five-year, $14.5-million Pentagon contract to develop microelectronics technology for President Reagan's proposed Star Wars missile-defense system.
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January 6, 1994
McDonnell Douglas Aerospace of Huntington Beach said Wednesday that it has won a $5.4-million contract from the Army Space and Strategic Defense Command to develop and test strategic systems for the government. The contract includes an option to extend McDonnell's services. If exercised, that option would make the contract worth more than $15.8 million.
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February 28, 1989 | David Olmos, Times staff writer
McDonnell Douglas Space Systems Co. has named Kenneth A. Francis executive vice president and general manager of its Huntington Beach facility. A 34-year veteran of McDonnell Douglas, Francis has held various executive positions at Space Systems Co., formerly McDonnell Douglas Astronautics; at Douglas Aircraft Co. in Long Beach, and at corporate headquarters in St. Louis. His most recent position was as senior vice president of operations at Douglas Aircraft.
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February 28, 1989 | David Olmos, Times staff writer
McDonnell Douglas Space Systems Co. has named Kenneth A. Francis executive vice president and general manager of its Huntington Beach facility. A 34-year veteran of McDonnell Douglas, Francis has held various executive positions at Space Systems Co., formerly McDonnell Douglas Astronautics; at Douglas Aircraft Co. in Long Beach, and at corporate headquarters in St. Louis. His most recent position was as senior vice president of operations at Douglas Aircraft.
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March 3, 1988 | DAVID OLMOS
Gerald A. Johnston, a veteran executive of McDonnell Douglas Astronautics Co. in Huntington Beach, has been named president of St. Louis-based McDonnell Douglas Corp. Johnston, 56, of Mission Viejo has been vice president and general manager of McDonnell Douglas Astronautics Co. since last year. The promotion was announced Wednesday and is effective immediately. It was under Johnston that Astronautics beat out Rockwell International last December for a $1.
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September 8, 1986 | CARLA LAZZARESCHI, Times Staff Writer
When the top brass of McDonnell Douglas Astronautics Co. gathered in Cape Canaveral for last Friday's launch of two "Star Wars" satellites, there were more than a few nervous stomachs and clammy hands. The launch represented an important chance for the aerospace company to showcase its Delta rocket before defense and space leaders make several key, far-reaching decisions that will set the course of the nation's civilian and military space program.
BUSINESS
January 6, 1994
McDonnell Douglas Aerospace of Huntington Beach said Wednesday that it has won a $5.4-million contract from the Army Space and Strategic Defense Command to develop and test strategic systems for the government. The contract includes an option to extend McDonnell's services. If exercised, that option would make the contract worth more than $15.8 million.
BUSINESS
February 8, 1985 | (DJ)
McDonnell Douglas Astronautics Co., a unit of McDonnell Douglas Corp., received a $169.4-million Air Force contract for upper stage rockets to launch Navstar global positioning systems satellites.
BUSINESS
May 4, 1985
McDonnell Douglas Astronautics Co., a unit of McDonnell Douglas Corp., received a $13.9-million Navy contract for production of Tomahawk cruise missiles.
BUSINESS
May 16, 1985
McDonnell Douglas Astronautics Co. a unit of McDonnell Douglas Corp., got a $63.4-million Navy contract for shipboard equipment to launch Tomahawk cruise missiles
BUSINESS
June 29, 1988 | David Olmos, Times staff writer
McDonnell Douglas Astronautics in Huntington Beach is better known for building rockets and space vehicles than computer memory chips. But the company is claiming success in developing what it calls the world's fastest microprocessor of its kind. The Astronautics unit developed the high-speed memory chip as part of a five-year, $14.5-million Pentagon contract to develop microelectronics technology for President Reagan's proposed Star Wars missile-defense system.
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March 3, 1988 | DAVID OLMOS
Gerald A. Johnston, a veteran executive of McDonnell Douglas Astronautics Co. in Huntington Beach, has been named president of St. Louis-based McDonnell Douglas Corp. Johnston, 56, of Mission Viejo has been vice president and general manager of McDonnell Douglas Astronautics Co. since last year. The promotion was announced Wednesday and is effective immediately. It was under Johnston that Astronautics beat out Rockwell International last December for a $1.
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September 8, 1986 | CARLA LAZZARESCHI, Times Staff Writer
When the top brass of McDonnell Douglas Astronautics Co. gathered in Cape Canaveral for last Friday's launch of two "Star Wars" satellites, there were more than a few nervous stomachs and clammy hands. The launch represented an important chance for the aerospace company to showcase its Delta rocket before defense and space leaders make several key, far-reaching decisions that will set the course of the nation's civilian and military space program.
BUSINESS
June 25, 1987
Kenneth A. Francis, 53, has been named senior vice president-operations at Long Beach-based Douglas Aircraft Co. Francis had been vice president-aerospace engineering and operations at McDonnell Douglas Astronautics Co., Huntington Beach.
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