February 22, 1960

SPACE TECHNOLOGY

U.s., Soviets Race to Develop Air-launched Ballistic Missile

AVIONICS

Ultraviolet May Have Space Signal Value

MANAGEMENT

Eisenhower Takes Strong Stand to Defend Military Budget Policy

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SPACE TECHNOLOGY

U.s., Soviets Race to Develop Air-launched Ballistic Missile

Boeing B-52H will carry GAM-87A Sky Bolt; Soviet plans to use Bear turboprop, Bounder platforms.
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AVIONICS

Ultraviolet May Have Space Signal Value

Pleasantville, N. Y.—Ultraviolet waves show considerable value for signaling between the earth—or an earth satellite —and space vehicles at planetary distances, according to Dr. Cecil B. Ellis, a senior scientist on the staff of the GPL Division of General Precision, Inc.

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MANAGEMENT

Eisenhower Takes Strong Stand to Defend Military Budget Policy

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AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING

Major Aviation Firms Survey Hydrofoil Potential

Bethpage, L. I.—Maritime Administration award of a hydrofoil boat development contract to a Grumman Aircraft Engineering Co. affiliate keynotes a significant effort among major aircraft companies to move into this new ship-building field.

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MANAGEMENT

AMC Contracts

Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio—hollowing is a list of unclassified contracts for $25,000 and over as released by the Air Materiel Command. Westinghouse Electric Corp., Dayton, Ohio, 414 ea., regulators, static type a.c. magnetic amplifier, Aerno 42-0299, maintenance and engineering data for a mobile training unit for F-105 aircraft and installations for C/SC-130 and KC-135 aircraft, (PR EA-0-2925-6129 and amendment No. 1). $327,060.
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MISSILE ENGINEERING

Usaf Plans Six Hardened Atlas Sites

Los Angeles—Hardened, underground silo-type launching sites will be constructed by the Air Force for six of the 13 Convair Atlas intercontinental ballistic missile squadrons now planned. The Atlas mounted vertically in the newly designed silos can be fired in less than 10 min. after warning of an enemy attack with only a minute or so required above ground for engine start.
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AIR TRANSPORT

West Indies Status May Affect Routes

Dominion status for the West Indian Federation and independence for British West Indian Airways which are likely to come in 18 months or two years may bring with them some changes in airline route patterns in the Caribbean. Independence of the airline, whose shares now are 100%-owned by British Overseas Airways Corp., depends not only on the attainment of dominion status by the Federation but also on whether the Federation will be willing to acquire the airline from BOAC for operation as a national carrier.

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BUSINESS FLYING

Beech Speeds Plans for Turbine Aircraft

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MANAGEMENT

Contractors to Share Development Costs

Washington — Defense contractors beginning July 1 will have to dig into profits to underwrite part of the cost of company-initiated development programs which formerly were treated as fully allowable items of expense for cost and incentive type contracts, according to new principles enunciated in a recent revision to Armed Services Procurement Regulation.

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AVIONICS

Filter Center

Radio Ducts Confirmed—Existence of a 500-ft.-thick radio duct, produced by trade wind temperature inversion., at a height of 5,000 ft. extending from West Africa to the coast of Brazil, which permits propagation of VHF frequencies far beyond line-of-sight distances, has been confirmed by recent Naval Research Laboratory tests (AW Nov. 9, 1959, p. 23).
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