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August 17, 1959

MANAGEMENT

Air Force, Navy Face Procurement Cuts

AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING

Saab Safir 91d Has Sport, Military Uses

MANAGEMENT

Break in Stock Market Causes Re-evaluation of Defense Issues

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MANAGEMENT

Air Force, Navy Face Procurement Cuts

Tight Fiscal 1961 budget ceilings force reviews of weapon programs; boron fuels are early casualties.

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AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING

Saab Safir 91d Has Sport, Military Uses

Paris—Inherently rugged, due to its military design requirements, the fully aerobatic four-place Saab 91D Safir is a responsive, stable airplane that can carry a full payload—four passengers, plus 110 lb. of baggage—at maximum fuel. The versatile, Swedish-built all-metal 91D, evaluated by AVIATION WEEK at the Paris air show, is the latest in a series of which about 220 airplanes have been built to date.

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MANAGEMENT

Break in Stock Market Causes Re-evaluation of Defense Issues

New York—Last week’s stock market break, which clipped some volatile defense issues especially hard, was a culmination of a trend months in building and not merely a reaction to the Eisenhower-Khrushchev exchange of visits. As one analyst put it, interpretation of the visits as a break in the cold war was only an excuse.

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AVIONICS

Usaf Investigates Basic Molectronics

Dayton—During the past decade, Air Force weapon systems have become increasingly complex in order to accomplish their increasingly difficult mission assignments. One vivid example is in the number of electronic components required.
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Space Technology

Paddlewheel Satellite Probes Radiation

Washington—National Aeronautic and Space Administration’s Explorer VI satellite, the most complex experimental payload launched by the U. S., is making a variety of measurements over a broad spectrum of space conditions as it follows its highly eliptical orbit around the earth.
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SPACE TECHNOLOGY

Simulators Train Mercury Space Pilots

Langley Field, Va.—Mercury capsule pilots will use a variety of simulators and simulation techniques to gain practice with the equipment they will use and become familiar with the conditions they will meet when they make the first manned U. S. orbital flights through space.

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BUSINESS FLYING

11 Glider Designs Fly in German Contest

Karlsruhe-Forchheim, GermanyEleven different single-seat glider designs, products of Germany’s reborn aviation industry, were flown in the 1959 German glider competition held here. Glider design and gliding, like the German aircraft industry as a whole, have suffered two serious setbacks as a result of both world wars.

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AIR TRANSPORT

Bilaterals Strengthen Foreign Carriers

BOAC, Air France gain round-the-world routes to meet competition from U. S. jet operations.

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BUSINESS FLYING

Missile Range Assists Lightplane Pilots

Pt. Mugu, Calif.—Pacific Missile Range has offered business and private pilots radar surveillance, weather advisories and traffic control services to combat the hazardous situation which occurs along the missile coast here when marginal weather and nearby mountains squeeze non-instrument aircraft into a channel along the Pt. Arguello beach.

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AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING

Il-28, Tu-16 Threaten Sixth Fleet Area

With the U. S. Sixth Fleet—Soviet Il-28 Beagle and Tu-16 Badger medium bombers equipped with 50-mi.-range air-to-surface missiles represent the principal Russian threat to U.S. Navy forces in the Mediterranean. In the event of war, the task of destroying the two attack carriers which represent the Sixth Fleet’s total offensive arm has been assigned to the landbased naval air arm of the Soviet Black Sea Fleet whose force of Il-28s and Tu-16s could effectively sweep most of the Mediterranean area.

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