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January 20, 1958

MANAGEMENT

French Army Greases Spares Pipeline

AVIONICS

Crystal Filters May Improve Telemetry

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MANAGEMENT

French Army Greases Spares Pipeline

Setif, Algeria—One of the western world’s most active military helicopter bases is being operated here by the French Army against Algerian nationalist bands. Setif is located at an altitude of 3,000 ft. atop a fertile plateau region in eastern Algeria.

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AVIONICS

Crystal Filters May Improve Telemetry

Boston—Radically improved telemetry, communications and navigation equipments are promised for the near future with the development of crystal filters capable of operating from 10 kc. to 40 mc. and with bandwidths from one cycle to several hundred kilocycles.

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MISSILE ENGINEERING

Rocket Mergers May Be Start of Trend

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Letters

Gamma Photons Although agreeing in principle with the observations of A. Machado, Jr. (AW Nov. 25, p. 126), we feel that basically more attention should be paid to his assumption concerning gamma photons. Close to the nuclei of heavier elements (A > 200) where the transformation γ = -1e0 + +1e0 would be effective, the conversion factor ΙΣ0 would produce a different effect on any isotopes (particularly 92U235 +_-1e0 = 91Pa235) as outlined recently (November, 1956) by A. N. Nesmayanov in his paper delivered at Leningrad University.
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AIR TRANSPORT

Navigation Proposals Cut in Caa Budget

Largest CAA budget falls $30 million below needs; President proposes increasing gas, jet fuel taxes.

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MANAGEMENT

More Procurement Funds Go to Defense

Supplemental requests, 1959 budget will increase defense contracting by 76% in next six months.

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MANAGEMENT

Roadblocks Still Curb Missile Production

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BUSINESS FLYING

S-62 Sales Timing Tied to Turbines

Stratford, Conn.—Sikorsky Aircraft is combining two sought-after helicopter characteristics — turbine power and proven, long life components—into a privately financed, amphibious machine timed to reach the civil market just as the cost of turbine engines reaches a commercially acceptable figure.

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MISSILE ENGINEERING

Usaf Plans Moon Strike Within Months

Payload to Moon to be tried with Thor, two stages of Vanguard; Redstone to explore nuclear blasts.

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