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Hughes Aircraft Company Weapons System Publications (MS-01119)

Abstract

The Hughes Aircraft Company Weapons System Publications (approximately 1965-2011) contain brochures, booklets, photographs, and illustrations of the AWG-9/Phoenix Air Superiority Weapon Control System developed by Hughes Aircraft Company Aerospace Systems Division based in California. The collection contains photographs of various aircraft, as well as a Supersonic Naval Ordnance Research Track (SNORT) test at the Naval Ordnance Test Station near China Lake, California.

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Date
1965 to 2011
bulk 1965 to 1979
Extent
0.19 Cubic Feet (1 box)
0.21 Linear Feet
Resource Type
Collection
Related People/Corporations
Access Note

Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

Materials in this collection may be protected by copyrights and other rights. See Reproductions and Use on the UNLV Special Collections and Archives website for more information about reproductions and permissions to publish.

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Scope and Contents Note

The Hughes Aircraft Company Weapons System Publications (approximately 1965-2011) contain brochures, booklets, photographs, and illustrations of the AWG-9/Phoenix Air Superiority Weapon Control System developed by Hughes Aircraft Company Aerospace Systems Division based in California. The collection contains photographs of various aircraft, as well as a Supersonic Naval Ordnance Research Track (SNORT) test at the Naval Ordnance Test Station near China Lake, California.

Biographical / Historical Note

James D. "Jim" Uphold is a mechanical engineer and was a Hughes Aircraft Company employee from 1964 until 1997 when he retired. Uphold worked in the Company's airborne radar division where he interacted with employees in the electro-optical, ground systems, missile systems, and logistics and support groups. During his first twelve years, he participated in several diverse assignments in the Phoenix Weapons System Program. Later assignments included the development of stealth radar for combat and surveillance aircraft, program management, and new business development. After retirement he assisted former Hughes Aircraft president, D. Kenneth Richardson, with the preparation of his book on the history of the company, Hughes After Howard.

Arrangement

Materials remain in the order in which they were received.

Preferred Citation

Hughes Aircraft Company Weapons System Publications, approximately 1965-2011. MS-01119. Special Collections and Archives, University Libraries, University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Las Vegas, Nevada.

EAD ID
US::NvLN::MS01119
Acquisition Note

Materials were donated in 2022 by James Uphold; accession number 2022-044.

Processing Note

In 2022, Sarah Jones rehoused the material, modified the existing inventory, and created the finding aid in ArchivesSpace.

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