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SPECIAL REPORT ON LIMITED WAR–PART 1

Limited War Problems Challenge Industry

SPECIAL REPORT ON LIMITED WAR–PART 1

U. S. Air Buildup Spurs Base Construction

AIR TRANSPORT

Pacific Activity Reflects Traffic Growth

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Limited War Problems Challenge Industry

Pentagon belief in 10-15 year threat, plus Vietnam, spurring stress on conventional tactical requirements.

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U. S. Air Buildup Spurs Base Construction

Cam Ranh Bay, Vietnam—U. S. is supporting an intensive air base and seaport construction program in South Vietnam to meet mounting requirements of tactical air support for its present 215,000-man complement and to prepare for increases of the force level.

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AIR TRANSPORT

Pacific Activity Reflects Traffic Growth

Recent flurry of activity in development of the growing South Pacific air market has underscored the importance attached by carriers to this region and will help shape its route structure for years to come. Important milestones in development of this market have been passed in recent months.

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Helicopters Confront Production Squeeze

U.S. helicopter manufacturers, who must accelerate production rapidly to meet militar) needs in Vietnam, are being confronted by greatly increased lead times for critical components, a lack of metalworking and forming capacity, and a shortage of trained personnel.
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AVIONICS

Airborne Turbulence Sensor Still Sought

Washington—Relatively little progress appears to have been made in developing an airborne device that can consistently detect clear air turbulence, despite the many techniques that appeared promising 18 months ago. However, the variety of devices that have been developed may provide the means for acquiring a fuller understanding of the basic nature and causes of clear air turbulence (CAT).

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SPACE TECHNOLOGY

Heat Shield Verified in First Apollo Test

Cape Kennedy—Preliminary analysis of the data obtained during the recent ballistic flight of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s first unmanned Apollo spacecraft indicates that the program has gotten off to a good start in flight test operations, particularly in the areas of: • Verification of the command module heat shield’s ability to withstand the maximum heating rates of earth re-entry velocities.

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AIR TRANSPORT

Bonanza Sees Dc-9 as Wider Market Key

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SPACE TECHNOLOGY

Major Satun 1b Subcontractors Listed

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MANAGEMENT

Canadians Seek Flight Officer Retention

Ottawa—Unification of Canadian armed services into a single, integrated Defense Force, to be completed essentially within 18 months, is expected to provide greater incentive for flying officers to remain in the service despite increasing competition from airlines.
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Monsoons Fail to Stop Viet Air Support

Da Nang—South Vietnam’s two monsoon seasons bring rainy weather to one or another part of the country all year round, but have not seriously restricted operations of tactical aircraft, as once feared. The widely heralded monsoon offensive of the Viet Cong, which was to have begun last spring with the southwest monsoon season in the southern lowlands, never really got under way.
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