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May 4, 1964

AEROSPACE CALENDAR

Aviation Week & Space Technology

EDITORIAL

Combat Vs. Computers

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AEROSPACE CALENDAR

May 11-13 —16th Annual National Aerospace Electronics Conference (NAECON), IEEE & Dayton Section of AIAA, Biltmore Hotel, Dayton, Ohio. May 11-14—35th Annual Scientific Meeting, Aerospace Medical Assn., Americana Hotel, Miami Beach, Fla.
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Aviation Week & Space Technology

Volume 80 Number 18 May 4, 1964 PUBLISHER..........Robert W. Martin, Jr. EDITOR...................Robert B. Hotz MANAGING EDITOR........William Gregory SENIOR EDITORS Cecil Brownlow, L. L. Doty, Philip Klass, Irving Stone EUROPEAN EDITOR.........Cecil Brownlow
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EDITORIAL

Combat Vs. Computers

(One of the major controversies now raging within the Pentagon is the relative value of combat experience vs. computerized, theoretical war-gaming to evaluate the efficiency of new weapon systems and determine their place in national strategy.
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MANAGEMENT

WHO'S WHERE

In the Front Office

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MANAGEMENT

INDUSTRY OBSERVER

► USAF’s Aeronautical Systems Div. will investigate concepts to use large aircraft for launching defensive weapons against submarine-launched ballistic missiles. The program probably will not be funded before Fiscal 1966. It would be handled by a new ASD activity called the mobile air and space defense branch.
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Washington Roundup

TFX Lesson Lost Administrator James E. Webb could have saved himself and his space agency a lot of grief in the Jet Propulsion Laboratory hearings last week if he had remembered what happened when the Pentagon hierarchy charged that a congressional investigation of the TFX contract was hurting the morale of the Defense Dept.
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MISSILE ENGINEERING

Navy Standardizes Polaris SINS System

Autonetics device to replace Sperry in five subs; Navy is to eliminate one of three navigation units.

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MISSILE ENGINEERING

Polaris A3 Reaches Advanced Test Phase

Washington—Lockheed Polaris A3 missile has reached the “advanced development” phase after 34 announced launches from land pad, ship and submarine in the Atlantic Missile Range. Ship launches are made from the USS Observation Island, which is believed to have fired three additional unannounced A3 missiles since it was deployed to the Pacific early this year.
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AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING

Lockheed, Boeing Study Concepts For 700-800,000-lb. CX-HLS

New York—Concepts developed in the Lockheed C-141A StarLifter program are being evaluated for possible application to aircraft of up to 700,000 lb. gross weight which could transport a 130,000 lb. payload over 7,200 naut. mi. at 350 kt., without refueling.

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SPECIAL HANOVER AIR SHOW REPORT

Hanover Air Show Projects Reflect Increasing Trend tO Joint Efforts

Hanover—Present multilateral collaboration and the need for international technical-financial cooperation in the design and production of advanced aerospace systems within Europe was highlighted by the projects shown or proposed recently during the course of the fifth Hanover air show.

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