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July 4, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
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.
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August 22, 1997 | John O'Dell
Hughes Aircraft Co.'s Middle East Operations unit said Thursday it has received a seven-month, $120-million extension of its U.S. Air Force contract for maintenance and operations of the Royal Saudi Air Force's command and control system. Hughes' Fullerton-based Middle East unit has been prime contractor for the U.S.-supplied Peace Shield System in Saudi Arabia since its inception in 1991.
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February 2, 1991 | DAVID LAMB, TIMES STAFF WRITER
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).
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December 24, 1992 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Raytheon Wins $1-Billion Contract: Raytheon Co. announced that its missile systems division has been awarded a $1.03-billion contract to provide Saudi Arabia with Patriot missiles and associated equipment. The order, described as one of the largest foreign military sales in the company's history, "is important because it maintains a production base for a system that is critical for the defense of the U.S. and its allies," said William H.
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January 21, 1991 | MELISSA HEALY and DOUGLAS FRANTZ, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Iraq stepped up its missile attacks Sunday and early today by firing at least 10 Scuds at two Saudi Arabian cities, including the capital of Riyadh. American Patriot air-defense batteries "engaged and destroyed" all missiles threatening the cities, according to a military spokesman. But reporters challenged the account, obviously surprising the military spokesman by saying they had surveyed damage apparently caused by a missile.
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February 24, 1991 | BOB DROGIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
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.
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August 4, 1990 | MELISSA HEALY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As Washington pondered its options for military action in the Persian Gulf on Friday, U.S. officials acknowledged that a decade of planning for a very different kind of war in the Mideast had left them with few effective responses to Iraq's invasion of Kuwait.
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August 21, 1990 | This is a pool report by reporters flown to Saudi Arabia by the Pentagon. Times staff writer Michael Ross is one of the pool members, who are not allowed to disclose their exact location
The United States is moving significant forces with offensive capabilities into positions from which they could launch forays into occupied Kuwait, military officials said Monday. The troops also have received briefings on the position of Iraqi forces in Kuwait and on contingency plans should the United States decide to send forces across the Saudi-Kuwaiti border, the officials said. They said such a move is unlikely unless Iraqi forces cross first into Saudi territory.
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December 2, 1990 | Reuters
This nation's military will take the first losses among the multinational forces opposing Iraq if war breaks out, the Saudi joint commanding general said Saturday. "We believe that if our friends are here to shed their blood for us, the least we can do is to put my forces right in front," Prince Khalid ibn Sultan, a nephew of King Fahd, told reporters. "And if there is any bloodshed, I can assure you Saudis will take it before their friends."
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September 21, 1990 | JACK NELSON, TIMES WASHINGTON BUREAU CHIEF
With opposition to an arms sale of more than $20 billion to Saudi Arabia emerging in Congress, the Saudi government served notice Thursday that it will buy weapons elsewhere if the United States backs away from an earlier decision to make the sale. "Saudi Arabia is going to increase its long-term defense forces, and the question is not whether the arms will be bought, but where they will be bought," said Fred Dutton, a longtime Washington representative of the Saudi government. "If the U.S.
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.
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July 4, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
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.
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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.
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February 24, 1991 | BOB DROGIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
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.
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February 4, 1991 | J. MICHAEL KENNEDY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
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.
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February 2, 1991 | DAVID LAMB, TIMES STAFF WRITER
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).
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September 22, 1990 | KAREN TUMULTY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When members of the House Foreign Affairs Committee met privately with Saudi Arabian Ambassador Bandar ibn Sultan the week before last, they thought they were in for a routine update on events in the Persian Gulf. What the Saudi prince told them, however, was about a stunning development here in the nation's capital: The Bush Administration had decided to sell Saudi Arabia more than $20 billion in advanced weapons--the biggest single arms transfer in history. California Rep.
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September 15, 1990 | DOUGLAS JEHL and JAMES GERSTENZANG, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
In what would be the largest military sale in U.S. history, the Bush Administration plans to sell Saudi Arabia about $20 billion worth of advanced jets, tanks and other weapons to help bolster the major U.S. ally against future Persian Gulf aggression, U.S. officials said Friday night.
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January 26, 1991 | DANIEL WILLIAMS and J. MICHAEL KENNEDY, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Iraq fired a rain of seven Scud missiles into Israel on Friday, and one crashed into a house in Tel Aviv, killing a neighbor next door. But Israel refrained from retaliating, despite complaints that allied Scud-killing in Iraq has been too slow. A barrage of Patriot interceptors blew apart the other six Iraqi Scuds in the air, scattering debris over greater Tel Aviv and near Haifa. Shutters shattered, windows broke and shingles fell on city streets. None of the Scuds carried poison gas.
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