LONDON – In Europe, it is revered as a fearsome, lethal aircraft – the newborn pride of a defense industry that had fallen on hard times. In the U.S. defense industry, it is considered Europe’s answer to Lockheed Martin’s F-16 – two decades too late.
WASHINGTON – They aren’t much on sound and fury, but the Pentagon’s constellation of satellites whirring around in space could be its most potent weapon in an attack on Iraq.
WASHINGTON – Saying the University of Texas Law School gains from “racial diversity in its classrooms,” the Justice Department asked the Supreme Court yesterday to strike down a lower court ruling that would end race as a factor in admissions. The department filed a 21-page brief in support of the state of Texas’ appeal of…
WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court let stand a Texas death sentencing law yesterday, but four dissenting justices said it “unquestionably tips the scales” against defendants.
WASHINGTON – After a year of military threats, the United States launched a prolonged attack on Iraq, unleashing more than 200 cruise missiles as punishment for Baghdad’s refusal to allow the destruction of its chemical and biological weapons.
WASHINGTON – The system would be designed to use space-based sensors and ground-based radar that would tell the Pentagon when a threatening missile is fired and where it is expected to land. Missiles would then be launched to intercept the enemy threat.
WASHINGTON – Inside a command center, an Air Force technician studies a radar screen as the unmanned fighter he is controlling flies into air space considered too dangerous for U.S pilots. Using data from the aircraft’s sensors, bounced by satellite to the command center, the controller detects three concealed surface-to-air missile sites.
DETROIT – Powered by strong sales of its Taurus sedan and Explorer sport utility vehicle, Ford Motor Co. said yesterday that its share of the North American auto market grew to nearly 25 percent in 1992.
FORT WORTH, Texas – (March, 1994) It’s been called the “National Car of Texas,” and so it is here, in the Lone Star state, where two Detroit titans will wage a battle that could be remembered as an automotive Alamo.
FORT WORTH – Starting in less than two weeks and extending over the next several years, Chrysler will face an onslaught of new minivan challengers – all aiming to claim the king’s crown and change consumer attitudes about the market leader.
FORT WORTH – General Dynamics Corp. said today that it has reached an agreement with California-based defense giant Lockheed Corp. for the sale of its 20,000-employee Fort Worth Division for $1.5 billion in cash.
FORT WORTH – Lockheed Corp. has appointed a team of employees to explore whether it should purchase General Dynamics Corp.’s Fort Worth-based tactical aircraft business, industry sources said.
FORT WORTH – General Dynamics Corp. is holding discussions with Boeing Co. and Lockheed Corp. about the sale of its 20,000-employee Fort Worth Division, high-ranking sources at GD and in the aerospace industry said.
CALABASAS, Calif. – Daniel Tellep, chairman of Lockheed, talks about the company’s $1.5 billion purchase of a Texas jet fighter plant that many in the industry had slotted for certain closure.