December 15, 1956

How to use the 1957 Buyers' Guide

Buyers’ Guide Product Index

SECTIONS OF GUIDE

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How to use the 1957 Buyers' Guide

45

Buyers’ Guide Product Index

45

SECTIONS OF GUIDE

A: AIRCRAFT. This section lists products that are installed either complete or as major systems in an airplane. Powerplants, major components, such complete units as seats or control assemblies are to be found herein. B: MISSILES. Listings are similar to those in Section A, but are applicable specifically to missiles.
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Weapon System Breeds Specialists

A dual role has been added to the traditional task of the engineer as researcher, developer or designer. He has now become both salesman and buyer of the technically complex weapon systems that originally sprung from his drawing board and sliderule.
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BUSINESS FORECAST

Continued High-Level Activity Spurs Healthy Aircraft Industry

The aircraft industry will enjoy another good year in 1957. Gross sales will be close to $10 billion. While the level of industry output will remain close to its post-war peak, the character of the industry’s products is changing due to the rapid advances in technology during the past few years.

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TECHNIQUES OF AIRCRAFT BUSINESS

Air ForcE_Army Assess Military Buying Programs

Washington—Whatever happens to the Fiscal 1958 Defense Department budget—and it is almost certain to increase from 4 to 6% above this year’s $35.5 billion—there are certain inescapable facts that the aircraft industry and its suppliers must accept:

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TECHNIQUES OF AIRCRAFT BUSINESS

Navy to Step Up Hardware Buying

Washington—Latest steps in the streamlining of Navy’s Bureau of Aeronautics to meet the complexities of modern weapon systems may eventually affect almost every aircraft and component manufacturer. Although these newest changes are taking place at the research and development end of the spectrum, they are one more indication that nothing in the aircraft-missile industry—from the overall weapon system to its smallest partremains static for long.
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TECHNIQUES OF AIRCRAFT BUSINESS

ARDC Sparks Technological Progress

Baltimore—Procurement in the Air Research and Development Command is limited to the short, but vital, creative end of the air weapons spectrum —from ideas to prototypes. ARDC’s mission of providing qualitatively superior airpower in a day when a potential enemy has shown amazing technological progress demands that it procure the highest in technical competence and then use that resource wisely.

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Services List Nine Contract Types Governing Buying of Military Items

One of the major responsibilities of the negotiator is the selection of the type of contract best suited to the procurement which he is conducting. His choice will have an important effect on the ultimate cost of the contract, on the incentive given the contractor to use materials and manpower efficiently, and on the nature of the supervision which must be exercised over the performance of the contract.
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Military Sales: Where to Go, Whom to See

Commander, Air Materiel Command, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, Attn: Directorate of Procurement and Production, Procurement Division. Complete aircraft; gliders; man-carrying power driven aerial targets; complete aircraft engines (combustion and jet); propellers and propeller accessories; towing equipment; gas turbines; aircraft wheels and brakes; aircraft tires and tubes; aircraft navigation, flight, and engine Instruments; guided missiles; photographic equipment* (except motion and still picture sensitized materials and photographic chemicals and chemical preparations); airborne radio and radar equipment, aircraft fire and rescue units*; miscellaneous training devices; technical publications, posters, charts, and miscellaneous publications; Government-furnished property; items requiring extensive engineering, and initial spare parts for the foregoing.
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