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.
July 4, 1991 |
Hughes Lands Big Contract: Hughes Aircraft Co. said it won an $837-million contract to build a new air defense system for Saudi Arabia, the largest award ever received by its Fullerton division. Scheduled for completion in the mid-1990s, the system would mesh software programs, commercial computers and military display systems to enhance Saudi Arabia's air defense.
July 4, 1991 |
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.
February 24, 1991 |
The United States has moved Patriot missile batteries closer to massed allied troops and artillery in northern Saudi Arabia, anticipating that Iraq will fire Scud missiles or launch aircraft against military targets in the ground war. Iraq has fired 75 Scuds at civilian targets so far. A Patriot missile knocked down one aimed at Saudi Arabia early today. On Saturday, a Scud heading toward Israel was intercepted and another exploded harmlessly over the eastern Saudi desert. Col.
February 4, 1991 |
For weeks now, the most palpable fear on this side of the fighting has been of the Scud missile, that inaccurate but nevertheless deadly piece of supersonic machinery that has been aimed at Saudi Arabia and Israel since the fighting began.
February 2, 1991 |
Amid the hulks of burned-out armored vehicles and the skeletons of charred bodies, Saudi Arabian troops exulted Friday in crushing the Iraqi assault on Khafji. Never before in the modern history of the kingdom had the Saudis fought a land battle--either here or elsewhere in the Middle East. The victorious troops cavorted through the streets of the northern border town, waving their national flag overhead and shouting, " Allahu akbar!" (God is great).