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June 13, 1960

EDITORIAL

Two Positive Programs

WHO'S WHERE

INDUSTRY OBSERVER

2021

EDITORIAL

Two Positive Programs

There are two new aircraft development programs looming on the horizon that need some extraordinary effort from the aerospace industry and the executive and legislative agencies of the government if they are to achieve any significant success in adding to our national stature.

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WHO'S WHERE

In the Front Office B. F. Coggan, vice president-special projects, General Dynamics Corp., New York, N. Y. Robert C. Loomis succeeds Mr. Coggan as vice president and San Diego (Calif.) operating division manager. M. Lloyd Bond, board chairman and chief executive officer, Northeastern Engineering, Inc., Manchester, N. H., newly acquired subsidiary of Atlantic Research Corp.
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INDUSTRY OBSERVER

► Configuration changes in the USAF-Douglas Skybolt air-launched ballistic missile (AW June 6, p. 23) have greatly increased original cost estimates for research and development phases. Team from Wright Air Development Division currently is being given a complete cost analysis briefing on the weapon system by Douglas management engineers.
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Washington Roundup-

Rockefeller’s Challenge Pressure for debate of defense and other election issues developed on the Republican side last week. New York Governor Nelson Rockefeller startled the party by demanding the views of Vice President Richard Nixon and presenting an aggressive national platform of his own.

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Senate Group Increases B-70 Budget

$285 million voted to boost Mach 3 bomber program ; extra funds approved by House for air alert eliminated.

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Canadian Bomarc

Washington—Additional S294 million voted for the Bomarc program by Senate Military Appropriations Subcommittee would include funds for the two Bomarc-B squadrons Canada plans as part of its air defense complex. House action cutting the Bomarc program has raised a political storm in Canada, since the Canadian government earlier decided to abandon its Avro CF-105 project in favor of buying the Bomarc-B from the U. S.
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USAF Space Pilots

Los Angeles, Calif.—Pilots for future space missions will be chosen from a cadre composed of recent graduates of the Air Force Experimental Test Pilot School and pilots who were considered for Project Mercury. Pilots for DynaSoar will be chosen from this group of about 200 top experimental pilots.
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USAF Awards Solar Power Study

Pacoima, Calif.—Phase I contract leading to development of a flight prototype of a 15 kw. solar-mechanical space auxiliary power unit capable of one year continuous operation has been awarded Turbo Division of Sundstrand Corp. First phase contract is worth SI million, extends for 1 5 months and calls for design and fabrication of a breadboard system.
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Segmented Solid Rocket Techniques Hold Promise for Big Boosters

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Defense Objects to Listing Rules In House Conflict-of-interest Bill

Washington—Department of Defense is urging the Senate to reject a provision in House-passed legislation which would require defense contractors to submit a list of all ex-military officers on their staff with each contract proposal (AW Apr. 18, p. 32).
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