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June 28, 1965

AVIONICS

IHAS Uses Special Incremental Computer

AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING

Hughes Readies OH-6A Facilities; Sales Seen Topping 7,000

PARIS AIR SHOW—SPECIAL REPORTS

Military Jet Teams Dominate Paris Flying

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AVIONICS

IHAS Uses Special Incremental Computer

Hawthorne, Calif.—The computer central complex which is to serve as the nerve center of the Navy’s projected Integrated Helicopter Avionics System (IHAS) will rely on an unusual, special-purpose incremental computer concept that combines many of the operational virtues of digital and analog computation for real-time weapon system applications.

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AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING

Hughes Readies OH-6A Facilities; Sales Seen Topping 7,000

Culver City, Calif.—Hughes Tool Co. Aircraft Div. is preparing its facilities here to produce Army OH-6A light observation helicopters (LOH) and the civilian version of the aircraft, the Model 500. Design and fabrication of tooling is well under way, and Hughes is negotiating with vendors.

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PARIS AIR SHOW—SPECIAL REPORTS

Military Jet Teams Dominate Paris Flying

Paris—Flashing tactics of military jet teams again dominated the traditional flying display which closed the 26th International Air and Space Show at Le Bourget Airport here—although an added fillip came from Soviet participation for the first time.

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AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING

Lockheed C-5a Builds on C-141 Advances

Atlanta—Lockheed-Georgia Co. has drawn heavily on its C-130 and C-141 experience in designing a C-5A heavy logistics transport in the 700,000-lb. gross weight class (AW&ST June 14, p. 98). The aircraft, a full-scale mockup of which has been constructed here, has refined features from both previous aircraft to achieve maximum self-sufficiency and mission flexibility without straining state-of-the-art technology.

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SPACE TECHNOLOGY

Success Revives Usaf Hopes for Titan 3c as National Launch Vehicle

Cape Kennedy—Success of the USAF/Martin Titan 3C launch vehicle on its June 18 maiden flight has revived Air Force hopes that the booster will be accepted by National Aeronautics and Space Administration as a national launch vehicle. Despite the expected announcement shortly of approval for the Air Force’s manned orbiting laboratory (MOL)—a program based on the Titan 3C which would be certain to guarantee the vehicle a long operational lifetime—USAF would like NASA to use the Titan 3 for some of the civilian space agency’s earth-orbital and escape missions.

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AVIONICS

Rockets Studied as Laser Power Sources

Rocket motors and explosives may fulfill important functions as basic power sources for pumping portable, high-energy, pulsed lasers. Applications might include missile and satellite ranging systems, high intensity and secure communication systems, homing devices and perhaps, eventually, destructive or so-called death ray systems (AW&ST May 31, p. 39).

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MISSILE ENGINEERING

Advanced Target Missile Sought for F-lll

Eglin AFB, Fla.-USAF is seeking an advanced, low-cost target missile for the General Dynamics F-1ll to simulate realistically the capabilities of enemy aircraft into the 1970s. The target missile would be airlaunched, probably by an F-4C, at 50,000-60,000 ft. at speeds between Mach 0.55-1.2.
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EDITORIAL

Recovery in Paris

The Navy Blue Angels aerobatic team and the surprise appearance of the space triplets—Gemini Astronauts Ed White and Jim McDivitt and Vice President Hubert Humphrey-rescued the United States effort at the 26th Paris Air Show from the brink of disaster and made a spectacular recovery in the show’s finale.

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AIR TRANSPORT

Mckee Issue May Swell Sst Opposition

Heated debate in Congress seen costing votes when President submits request for development funding.

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AIR TRANSPORT

Agriculture Dept., Airlines Seek Boost for U.s.-italy Calf Traffic

Washington—Veal calf shipments from the U. S. to Italy, which seemed destined for a substantial role in the air cargo industry in the second half of 1964, have dwindled drastically in the first six months of this year. Agriculture Dept, officials and airline cargo executives are trying to revive the traffic to cattle-short Italy.
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