January 20, 1964

MISSILE ENGINEERING

Studies of Penetration Aids Broadening

MANAGEMENT

Major Dod Research Contractors Listed

AVIONICS

System Modernization Starts to Pay Off

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MISSILE ENGINEERING

Studies of Penetration Aids Broadening

Los Angeles—Military objective of countering any effective Soviet anti-ballistic missile system is spurring investigation of a wide variety of devices and techniques to deceive, confuse, and overwhelm hostile detection and tracking radar, as well as subsidiary infrared and optical trackers, to assist U.S. ballistic missiles to reach their targets.

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MANAGEMENT

Major Dod Research Contractors Listed

The tabulation by the Office of the Secretary of Defense of military prime contractors according to the net value of awards of $10,000 or more for experimental, developmental, test and research (EDTR) work during Fiscal 1963 is continued below.
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AVIONICS

System Modernization Starts to Pay Off

Washington—There are encouraging signs that the heavy investment of the last five years in modernizing the nation’s air traffic control system is beginning to pay off. But because of the complexity of the problem and the piecemeal method which must be used to introduce improvements the gains are not dramatic nor yet readily apparent to a large number of airspace users.

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AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING

First Hiller Oh-5a Delivered for Army Loh Evaluation

Palo Alto, Calif.—Hiller Aircraft Co. delivered its first OH-5A light observation helicopter (LOH) to the Army at Ft Rucker, Ala., last week as the first entry in the Bell-Hiller-Hughes competition. Five helicopters from each company eventually will be delivered to the Army for testing in a planned 6,000-hr. flight evaluation officially scheduled for completion by June 30.

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SPACE TECHNOLOGY

Apollo Fuel Cell Progress Termed ‘sound’

East Hartford, Conn.—Small weight reduction and increased operational life are the principal tasks remaining in the development of the Pratt & Whitney Apollo fuel cell (AW Apr. 9, 1962, p. 54), which has received a vote of confidence from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration following a special study on fuel cell technology for the agency by Bellcom.

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Letters

‘Canaveral’ Vote The re-naming of Cape Canaveral has apparently galled many people besides M.I.T.’s Mr. Meyer (AW Dec. 23, p. 70). Regardless of what one’s opinion of Mr. Kennedy was as a person or as a President, commemoration of him is not best served by re-naming a geographic area rich in history and tradition.
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AIR TRANSPORT

Italy Hinders Twa All-cargo Jet Effort

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MANAGEMENT

Nasa Says Apollo Date Hinges on Funds, Fast Budget Action

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SPACE TECHNOLOGY

Gemini Capsule Testing Reaches High Level as Flight Phase Nears

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SPACE TECHNOLOGY

Sen. Anderson Questions Apollo Schedule

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