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November 25, 1957

MISSILE ENGINEERING

Rocketdyne Develops Missile Engines Now, Studies Space

AVIONICS

Avionic War Aims at Deceit, Confusion

AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING

Ias Stresses Defense Management Skill

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MISSILE ENGINEERING

Rocketdyne Develops Missile Engines Now, Studies Space

Canoga Park, Calif.—Destined to play a key role in ballistic missiles today and space vehicles tomorrow, high energy propulsion systems are being advanced through research and test at the extensive facilities of North American Aviation’s Rocketdyne Division here.

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AVIONICS

Avionic War Aims at Deceit, Confusion

New York—“Any radar or radio communications system can be jammed, given sufficient time and effort,” one of the Air Force’s top electronic countermeasures specialists declares. This means any missile guided by electromagnetic radiation (radio, radar or infrared) is potentially vulnerable to enemy countermeasures and this includes a major portion of the U. S. missile inventory.

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AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING

Ias Stresses Defense Management Skill

Dallas—Management ability as distinct from—and essential as—engineering skills in the functioning of the weapon system concept was a major area of discussion here at the first Midwestern National Meeting of the Institute of Aeronautical Sciences.

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AIR TRANSPORT

Airlines Face Traffic-jammed Winter

Increased volume of instrument traffic saturates airways; airline performance may hit new low.

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AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING

Light Orpheus Jet to Power 11 Designs

Bristol, England—Eleven airplanes in seven countries arc being built around the Bristol Orpheus lightweight turbojet developed for the NATO light fighter program. Under a contract with the joint Mutual Weapons Development Program of the NATO countries, Bristol is developing and building the Orpheus 3 and its successor, the Orpheus 12.

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Letters

Congratulations on your forthright thought-commanding and timely editorial “Intelligence Without Leadership,” appearing in the Oct. 28 issue of AVIATION WEEK. I sincerely hope it commands the attention it so richly deserves. I could not agree more re the need for earlier implementation of lessons learned from our fine intelligence efforts.
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Sac Bombers on Runway Alert

Paris—American strategic bombers have been on runway alert armed with nuclear weapons on a round the clock basis since Oct. 1. This was disclosed in Paris by Gen. Thomas S. Power, Chief, Strategic Air Command. Gen. Power met with reporters after briefing some 180 delegates from NATO nation parliaments now holding an annual session in Paris.
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MANAGEMENT

Missile Blackout Blamed on White House

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Red Sputnik Plans Available Last June

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BUSINESS FLYING

Grumman Biplanes Probe Spray Market

Dallas—New agricultural airplane designed specifically for aerial dusting and spraying has been demonstrated widely to aerial applicators in the South by Grumman Aircraft Engineering Corp. Two prototypes of the Grumman biplane were demonstrated to operators in Arkansas, Mississippi, Louisiana and Texas during a tour that started early in October and wound up at the National Aviation Trades Assn.

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