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McDonnell Douglas Corporation
Fate Merged with Boeing
Successor The Boeing Company
Founded April 28, 1967
Defunct August 1, 1997
Location St. Louis, Missouri

McDonnell Douglas was a major American aerospace manufacturer and defense contractor, producing a number of famous commercial and military aircraft. It merged with Boeing in 1997 to form The Boeing Company. Image File history File links Mcdonnelldouglas. ... The Boeing Company (NYSE: BA, TYO: 7661) is a major aerospace and defense corporation, originally founded by William Edward Boeing. ... The Boeing Company (NYSE: BA, TYO: 7661) is a major aerospace and defense corporation, originally founded by William Edward Boeing. ... is the 118th day of the year (119th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1967 (MCMLXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the 1967 Gregorian calendar. ... is the 213th day of the year (214th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the band, see 1997 (band). ... St. ... An aerospace manufacturer is a company or individual involved in the various aspects of designing, building, testing, selling, and maintaining aircraft, aircraft parts, missiles, rockets, and/or spacecraft. ... A defense contractor (sometimes called a military contractor) is a business organization or individual that provides products or services to a defense department of a government. ... The Boeing Company (NYSE: BA, TYO: 7661) is a major aerospace and defense corporation, originally founded by William Edward Boeing. ... For the band, see 1997 (band). ...

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Background

The company was founded from the firms of James Smith McDonnell and Donald Wills Douglas. Both men were of Scottish ancestry, graduates of MIT and had worked for the aircraft manufacturer Glenn L. Martin Company. Douglas had been chief engineer at Martin before leaving to establish Davis-Douglas Company in early 1920 in Los Angeles. He bought out his backer and renamed the firm the Douglas Aircraft Company in 1921. James Smith McDonnell (April 9, 1899 - August 22, 1980) was an aviation pioneer and founder of McDonnell Aircraft Corporation, later McDonnell Douglas. ... Donald Wills Douglas, Sr. ... This article is about the Scottish people as an ethnic group. ... Mapúa Institute of Technology (MIT, MapúaTech or simply Mapúa) is a private, non-sectarian, Filipino tertiary institute located in Intramuros, Manila. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... Year 1920 (MCMXX) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display 1920) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Los Angeles and L.A. redirect here. ... The Douglas Aircraft Company was founded by Donald Wills Douglas, Sr. ... Year 1921 (MCMXXI) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar). ...


McDonnell founded J.S. McDonnell & Associates in Milwaukee, Wisconsin in 1928. His idea was to produce a personal aircraft for family use. The economic depression from 1929 ruined his ideas and the company collapsed. He went to work for Glenn L. Martin. He left in 1938 to try again with his own firm, McDonnell Aircraft Corporation, this time based near St. Louis, Missouri. For other places with the same name, see Milwaukee (disambiguation). ... Year 1928 (MCMXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1929 (MCMXXIX) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1938 (MCMXXXVIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The McDonnell Aircraft Corporation was an American aerospace manufacturer, based near St. ... St. ...


World War II was a major earner for Douglas. The company produced almost 30,000 aircraft from 1942 to 1945 and the workforce swelled to 160,000. Both companies suffered at the end of hostilities, facing an end of government orders and a surplus of aircraft. Both heavily cut their work forces. Year 1942 (MCMXLII) was a common year starting on Thursday (the link will display the full 1942 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1945 (MCMXLV) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar). ...


After the war, Douglas continued to develop new aircraft, including the DC-6 (1946) and the DC-7 (1953). The company moved into jet propulsion, producing their first for the military - the conventional F3D Skyknight in 1948 and then the more 'jet age' F4D Skyray in 1951. Douglas also made commercial jets, producing the DC-8 in 1958 to compete with the Boeing 707. McDonnell was also developing jets, but being smaller they were prepared to be more radical, building on their successful FH-1 Phantom to become a major supplier to the Navy with the F2H Banshee, F3H Demon, and the F-101 Voodoo. The advent of the Korean War helped push McDonnell into a major military fighter supply role, especially with the noted F-4 Phantom II (1958). The Douglas DC-6 is an aircraft built by the Douglas Aircraft Company from 1946 to 1959. ... Year 1946 (MCMXLVI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full 1946 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Douglas DC-7 is an aircraft built by the Douglas Aircraft Company from 1953 to 1958. ... Year 1953 (MCMLIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Douglas F3D Skyknight, (later F-10 Skyknight) was a twin engine, mid wing jet fighter manufactured by the Douglas Aircraft Company in El Segundo, California. ... Year 1948 (MCMXLVIII) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display the 1948 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Douglas F4D Skyray (later redesignated F-6 Skyray) was a carrier-based fighter built by the Douglas Aircraft Company. ... Year 1951 (MCMLI) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Douglas DC-8 is a four-engined jet airliner, manufactured between 1959 and 1972. ... Jan. ... The Boeing 707 is an American four-engine commercial passenger jet airliner developed by Boeing in the early 1950s. ... McDonnell FH-1 Phantom. ... USN redirects here. ... F2H-2 Banshee The McDonnell F2H Banshee was a military carrier-based jet fighter aircraft, used by the US Navy from 1951 to 1959 and by the Royal Canadian Navy from 1955 until 1962. ... The McDonnell F3H Demon was a US Navy carrier-based jet fighter aircraft. ... The McDonnell F-101 Voodoo was a supersonic military aircraft flown by the USAF and the RCAF. Initially designed as a long-range bomber escort (known as a penetration fighter) for the Strategic Air Command, the Voodoo served in a variety of other roles, including the fighter bomber, all-weather... Belligerents United Nations: Republic of Korea Australia Belgium Canada Colombia Ethiopia France Greece Luxembourg Netherlands New Zealand Philippines South Africa Thailand Turkey United Kingdom United States Naval Support and Military Servicing/Repairs: Japan Medical staff: Denmark Italy Norway India Sweden DPR Korea PR China Soviet Union Commanders Syngman Rhee Chung... F-4 redirects here. ... Jan. ...

McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II or Fighting Phantom fighter-bomber
McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II or Fighting Phantom fighter-bomber

Both companies were eager to enter the new missile business, Douglas moving from producing air-to-air rockets and missiles to entire missile systems under the 1956 Nike program and becoming the main contractor of the Skybolt ALBM program and the Thor ballistic missile program. McDonnell made a number of missiles, including the unusual ADM-20 Quail, as well as experimenting with hypersonic flight, research that enabled them to gain a substantial share of the NASA projects Mercury and Gemini. Douglas also gained contracts from NASA, notably for part of the enormous Saturn V rocket. Both companies were now major employers, but both were having problems. Bold textlink title File links The following pages link to this file: F-4 Phantom II General Electric J79 ... Bold textlink title File links The following pages link to this file: F-4 Phantom II General Electric J79 ... F-4 redirects here. ... For other uses, see Missile (disambiguation). ... A car from 1956 Year 1956 (MCMLVI) was a leap year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Launch of a Nike Zeus missile Project Nike was a US Army project, proposed in May 1945 by Bell Labs, to develop a line-of-sight anti-aircraft missile system. ... The Douglas GAM-87A Skybolt was an air-launched ballistic missile (ALBM) developed during the late 1950s. ... Thor-Ablestar Thor was the United Statess first operational ballistic missile. ... Diagram of V-2, the first ballistic missile. ... The McDonnell ADM-20 Quail was a subsonic, jet powered, air-launched decoy cruise missile built by McDonnell Aircraft Corporation. ... For other uses, see NASA (disambiguation). ... Project Mercury was the first human spaceflight program of the United States. ... Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ... For the moon designated Saturn V, see Rhea. ...

The DC-8 was Douglas' first commercial jet and was the Boeing 707's fierce competitor.
McDonnell Douglas DC-9.
McDonnell Douglas DC-9.

Douglas was strained by the cost of the DC-8 and DC-9, and the companies began to sound each other out about a merger. Inquiries began in 1963; Douglas offered bid invitations from December 1966 and accepted that of McDonnell. The two firms were officially merged on April 28, 1967 as the McDonnell Douglas Corporation (MDC). Download high resolution version (1024x768, 301 KB) UM Air DC-9, taken in Beijing, Nov. ... Download high resolution version (1024x768, 301 KB) UM Air DC-9, taken in Beijing, Nov. ... The McDonnell Douglas DC-9 (initially known as the Douglas DC-9) is a twin-engine, single-aisle jet airliner. ... For other uses, see 1963 (disambiguation). ... is the 118th day of the year (119th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1967 (MCMLXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the 1967 Gregorian calendar. ...


History

In 1967, with the merger of McDonnell and Douglas Aircraft, Dave Lewis, then president of McDonnell, was named chairman of what was called the Long Beach, Douglas Aircraft Division. At the time of the merger, Douglas Aircraft was estimated to be less than a year from bankruptcy. Flush with orders, the DC-8 and DC-9 aircraft were 9 to 18 months behind schedule, incurring stiff penalties from the airlines. Mr. Lewis was active in DC-10 sales in an intense competition with the Lockheed L-1011. In two years, Mr. Lewis had the operation back on track and in positive cash flow. He returned to the company's St. Louis headquarters where he continued sales efforts on the DC-10 and managed the company as a whole as President and Chief Operating Officer through 1971. David Lewis, 1983 David Sloan Lewis, Jr. ... For people with the surname McDonnell, see McDonnell (surname). ... The Douglas Aircraft Company was founded by Donald Wills Douglas in July 1921. ... The Douglas DC-8 is a four-engined jet airliner, manufactured from 1958 to 1972. ... The McDonnell Douglas DC-9 (initially known as the Douglas DC-9) is a twin-engine, single-aisle jet airliner. ... DC10 redirects here. ... The Lockheed L-1011 TriStar, commonly referred to as just L-1011 (pronounced ell-ten-eleven), was the third widebody passenger jet airliner to enter operation, following the Boeing 747 and the McDonnell Douglas DC-10. ...

DC-10 Prototype in flight, 1970
DC-10 Prototype in flight, 1970

The DC-10 began production in 1968 with the first deliveries in 1971. In 1977, the next generation of DC-9 variants, dubbed the "Super 80" (later renamed the MD-80) Series, was launched. This proved to be a very successful program. The next aircraft to be launched was the MD-11, an improved, upgraded version of DC-10. To date, the MD-11 remains the only modern trijet. After its launch in 1986, the MD-11 sold 200 units, but was discontinued in 2001 after the merger with Boeing as it competed with the Boeing 777. McDonnell Douglas's final commercial aircraft was launched in 1988. The MD-90 was a stretched version of the MD-80, equipped with International Aero Engines V2500 turbofans, the largest rear-mounted engines ever on a commercial jet. The MD-95, a modern regional aircraft closely resembling the DC-9-30, was the last McDonnell Douglas designed commercial jet produced. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Year 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1971 (MCMLXXI) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the 1971 Gregorian calendar, known as the year of cyclohexanol. ... Also: 1977 (album) by Ash. ... The McDonnell Douglas MD-11 is an American three-engine medium to long-range widebody airliner, with two engines mounted on underwing pylons and a third engine at the base of the vertical stabilizer. ... Year 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link displays 1986 Gregorian calendar). ... The Boeing 777 is an American long-range, wide-body twin-engine airliner built by Boeing Commercial Airplanes. ... Year 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday (link displays 1988 Gregorian calendar). ... McDonnell Douglas MD-80 and MD-90 are twin-engine, medium-range, single-aisle commercial jet airplanes. ... An Airbus A320-232 with V2500 engines IAE International Aero Engines AG is a Zürich-registered joint venture formed in 1983. ...


Several artists impressions exist of an aircraft named the "DC-10 Twin" or DC-X which McDonnell Douglas considered in the early 1970s but never built. This would have been an early twinjet with a striking likeness to the Airbus A300 and similar performance characteristics, which was never progressed to a prototype. It could be argued that this was a major mistake on the part of McDonnell Douglas as it would have given them an early lead in the huge twinjet market that subsequently developed, as well as commonality with much of the DC-10's systems and engineering. Poor airline acceptance was cited at the time for not proceeding.[citation needed] A twinjet is an aircraft powered by jet engines. ... A300 redirects here. ... A twinjet is an aircraft powered by jet engines. ...


The KC-10 was the second consecutive McDonnell Douglas transport aircraft to be selected by the US Air Force in 1976. The first was the C-9 Nightingale. However, the buy of both aircraft was curtailed by the end of the Cold War. This curtailment combined with the loss of both the Advanced Tactical Fighter and Joint Strike Fighter contracts hurt McDonnell Douglas. A C-9 Skytrain II offloading on the ramp at Naval Air Station Brunswick. ... For other uses, see Cold War (disambiguation). ... For information about the video game of the same name, see F_22 Raptor (game). ... Boeing X-32 (left) and Lockheed Martin X-35 prior to down-select in 2001, where the X-35 was chosen. ...


Through the years, McDonnell Douglas also produced many successful military aircraft, including the F-15 Eagle (1974) and the F/A-18 Hornet (1975) as well as the Harpoon and Tomahawk missiles. The oil crisis of the 1970s was a serious shock to the commercial aviation industry and McDonnell Douglas was forced to contract heavily and also began to diversify to reduce the impact of potential future downturns. F-15 redirects here. ... Year 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the 1974 Gregorian calendar. ... The McDonnell Douglas (now Boeing) F/A-18 Hornet is a modern all-weather carrier-capable strike fighter jet, designed to attack both ground and aerial targets. ... Year 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The AGM-84 Harpoon is a US all-weather, over-the-horizon, anti-ship missile system. ... A Tomahawk cruise missile The Tomahawk Land Attack Missile (TLAM) is a long-range, all-weather, subsonic cruise missile with stubby wings. ... The 1970s decade refers to the years from 1970 to 1979, also called The Seventies. ...

AH-64 Apache attack helicopter in Iraq, 2004
AH-64 Apache attack helicopter in Iraq, 2004

In 1984, McDonnell Douglas expanded into helicopters by purchasing Hughes Helicopters from the Summa Corporation. McDonnell-Douglas paid $500 million for the company, which renamed the McDonnell Douglas Helicopter Company. This became McDonnell Douglas Helicopter Systems in 1985. McDonnell Douglas Helicopters most successful product was the Hughes' designed AH-64 Apache attack helicopter. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1186x563, 53 KB) Photo by CM Iraq, Summer 2004 File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): AH-64 Apache ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1186x563, 53 KB) Photo by CM Iraq, Summer 2004 File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): AH-64 Apache ... This is a list of aviation-related events from 1984: Events February February 21 - 14 hours and 2 minutes after taking off from New York, Air France pilot Patrick Fourticq and his companion, race driver Henry Pescarolo, land their Piper Malibu in Paris, setting a world record for a trans... Hughes Helicopters was a major manufacturer of military helicopters, now part of The Boeing Company. ... Summa Corporation was the name adopted for the business interests of Howard Hughes after he sold the tool division of Hughes Tool Company in 1972. ... MD Helicopters is an aerospace company that produces helicopters primarily for commerical use. ... The AH-64 Apache is the United States Armys principal attack helicopter, and is the successor to the AH-1 Cobra. ...

Built from 1990-2001, the MD-11 was the last McDonnell Douglas widebody.
Built from 1990-2001, the MD-11 was the last McDonnell Douglas widebody.

On January 13, 1988, McDonnell Douglas and General Dynamics won the US Navy Advanced Tactical Aircraft (ATA) contract. The 4.83 billion US dollar contract was to develop the A-12 Avenger II, a stealthy, carrier based, long range flying wing attack aircraft that would replace the A-6 Intruder. Technical issues, over 2 billion dollars in development cost overruns, growing unit costs, and continuous delays led to the termination of the program on January 13, 1991 by then Defense Secretary Dick Cheney. A decade of litigation would proceed over the contract termination: the government claimed that the contractors had defaulted on the contract and were not entitled to a final 1.3 billion dollars in progress payments while McDonnell Douglas and General Dynamics believed that the contract was terminated out of convenience and thus the money was owed. As of 2007, the case continues to sit in litigation.[1] The chaos and financial stress created by the collapse of the A-12 program led to the layoff of 5,600 employees.[2] The advanced tactical aircraft role vacated by the A-12 debacle would be filled by another McDonnell Douglas program, the F/A-18E/F Super Hornet. Varig McDonnell Douglas MD-11 (PP-VQJ) landing at London (Heathrow) Airport in July 2004. ... Varig McDonnell Douglas MD-11 (PP-VQJ) landing at London (Heathrow) Airport in July 2004. ... General Dynamics Corporation (NYSE: GD) is a defense conglomerate formed by mergers and divestitures, and as of 2006 it is the sixth largest defense contractor in the world[2]. The company has changed markedly in the post-Cold War era of defense consolidation. ... The A-12 Avenger II was an American aircraft program from McDonnell Douglas and General Dynamics intended to be an all-weather, stealth attack replacement for the A-6 Intruder in the United States Navy and Marines. ... The A-6 Intruder is a twin-engine, mid-wing attack aircraft built by Grumman Aerospace. ... Richard Bruce Dick Cheney (born January 30, 1941), is the 46th and current Vice President of the United States, serving under President George W. Bush. ... The Boeing F/A-18E/F Super Hornet is a supersonic carrier-capable fighter/attack aircraft. ...

McDonnell Douglas MD-12 aircraft design

In 1992, McDonnell Douglas bravely unveiled a study of a double deck jumbo-sized aircraft designated MD-12 that is similar to the present day Airbus A380. Despite briefly exciting the market, the study was perceived as merely a public relations exercise to disguise the fact that MDC was struggling under intense pressure from Boeing and Airbus. It was clear to most in the industry that MDC had neither the resources nor the money to develop such a monstrous aircraft, and the study quickly sank without trace. A similar double deck concept was used in Boeing's later Ultra-Large Aircraft study intended to replace the 747, but ultimately the double deck concept would not see the light of day until the Airbus A380. Image File history File links MD12-poster. ... Image File history File links MD12-poster. ... The McDonnell Douglas MD-12 was an aircraft design study undertaken by the McDonnell Douglas company in the 1990s. ... Year 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1992 Gregorian calendar). ... The McDonnell Douglas MD-12 was a design study undertaken by the McDonnell Douglas company in the 1990s. ... The Airbus A380 is a double-deck, wide-body, four-engine airliner manufactured by the European corporation Airbus, an EADS subsidiary. ... The Airbus A380 is a double-deck, wide-body, four-engine airliner manufactured by the European corporation Airbus, an EADS subsidiary. ...


Following Boeing's 1996 acquisition of Rockwell's North American division, McDonnell Douglas merged with Boeing in 1997 in a US$13 billion stock-swap to create The Boeing Company. Rockwell International was the ultimate incarnation of a series of companies under the sphere of influence of Willard Rockwell, who had made his fortune after the invention and successful launch of a new bearing system for truck axles in 1919. ... North American Aviation was a major US aircraft manufacturer. ... The Boeing Company (NYSE: BA, TYO: 7661) is a major aerospace and defense corporation, originally founded by William Edward Boeing. ... For the band, see 1997 (band). ... USD redirects here. ... The Boeing Company (NYSE: BA) is a leading American aircraft and aerospace manufacturer, headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, with its largest production facilities near Seattle, Washington. ...


Products

Military airplanes

  • F-4 Phantom II (started under McDonnell Aircraft)
  • F-15 Eagle
  • AV-8 Harrier II (in partnership with British Aerospace)
  • F/A-18 Hornet
  • T-45 Goshawk jet trainer (in partnership with British Aerospace)
  • C-17 Globemaster III (Design and early production)

F-4 redirects here. ... F-15 redirects here. ... The McDonnell Douglas AV-8B Harrier II is a family of second-generation vertical/short takeoff and landing or V/STOL jet multirole aircraft of the late 20th century. ... British Aerospace (BAe) was a UK aircraft and defence systems manufacturer, now part of BAE Systems. ... The McDonnell Douglas (now Boeing) F/A-18 Hornet is a modern all-weather carrier-capable strike fighter jet, designed to attack both ground and aerial targets. ... The T-45 Goshawk is a highly modified version of the BAE Hawk land based training jet aircraft. ... British Aerospace (BAe) was a UK aircraft and defence systems manufacturer, now part of BAE Systems. ... For the Lockheed aircraft with this designation, see C-17 Super Vega. ...

Commercial airplanes

McDonnell Douglas DC-10.
McDonnell Douglas DC-10.
  • DC-9 (started under Douglas Aircraft)
  • DC-10 (with cockpit upgrade designated MD-10)
  • MD-11 (stretched and modernized version of the DC-10)
  • MD-80 Series (stretched and modernized version of the DC-9)
  • MD-90 (stretched and modernized version of the MD-80)
  • MD-95 (latest evolution of the DC-9, sold as Boeing 717)

Image File history File linksMetadata Bangladesh. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Bangladesh. ... Biman Bangladesh Airlines McDonnell Douglas DC-10 The McDonnell Douglas DC-10 is a three-engined long-range airliner, with two engines mounted on underwing pylons and a third engine at the base of the vertical stabilizer. ... The McDonnell Douglas DC-9 (initially known as the Douglas DC-9) is a twin-engine, single-aisle jet airliner. ... DC10 redirects here. ... DC10 redirects here. ... The McDonnell Douglas MD-11 is an American three-engine medium to long-range widebody airliner, with two engines mounted on underwing pylons and a third engine at the base of the vertical stabilizer. ... McDonnell Douglas MD-80 and MD-90 are twin-engine, medium-range, single-aisle commercial jet airplanes. ... The Douglas DC-9 is a twin-engined jet airliner, first manufactured in 1965 and, in much modified form and under a succession of different names, still in production today as the Boeing 717. ... McDonnell Douglas MD-80 and MD-90 are twin-engine, medium-range, single-aisle commercial jet airplanes. ... 717 in new Boeing Colors AirTran Airways 717 at BWI The twinjet Boeing 717 is Boeing Commercial Airplanes smallest commercial airliner intended for the 100-seat market. ... The Boeing 717 is a twin-engine, single-aisle jet airliner, developed for the 100-seat market. ...

Helicopters

The AH-64 Apache is the United States Armys principal attack helicopter, and is the successor to the AH-1 Cobra. ... Hughes Helicopters was a major manufacturer of military helicopters, now part of The Boeing Company. ... The MD Helicopters MD 500 series is a family of light utility civilian and military helicopters. ... Hughes Helicopters was a major manufacturer of military helicopters, now part of The Boeing Company. ... The MD Helicopters MD 600N is a light utility civilian helicopter. ... MD-900 (N900MH) Helicopter Noise Abatement Test MD 900 operated by the National Park Service, based at Grand Canyon National Park The MD Helicopters MD Explorer is a light twin utility helicopter. ...

Other

The Tomahawk Land Attack Missile (TLAM) is a long-range, all-weather, subsonic cruise missile. ... The Harpoon is an all-weather, over-the-horizon, anti-ship missile system, developed and manufactured by the McDonnell Douglas Corporation of the United States of America, with manufacturing now taken over by Boeing Integrated Defense Systems, the new owner of its factory in Missouri. ... For other uses, see Skylab (disambiguation). ...

References

  1. ^ A-12 Avenger II. GlobalSecurity.org.As of March 16, 2007, the case is still in litigation with the 2001 court ruling vacated by the Federal Court of Appeals in 2003. For more details on the litigation, please read the account by GlobalSecurity.org.
  2. ^ "McDonnell Air gets president". New York Times (03-08-1991).
  • Greider, William (1997). One World, Ready or Not. Penguin Press. ISBN 0-7139-9211-5.

External links

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