Hughes Aircraft Co
Also known as Hughes Aircraft Corporation.
1932 The company was founded by Howard Hughes in Glendale, California as a division of Hughes Tool Company.
1953 Howard Hughes donated Hughes Aircraft to the Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Particularly well-known products included the Hughes H-4 Hercules Spruce Goose aircraft, the atmospheric entry probe carried by the Galileo spacecraft, and the AIM-4 Falcon guided missile.
1985 Hughes Aircraft was acquired by General Motors from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute
1985 General Motors merged Hughes Aircraft with its Delco Electronics unit to form Hughes Electronics Corporation.
1988 Hughes Aircraft bought Redifon and renamed it Hughes Rediffusion Simulation (HRSL).
Sources of Information
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