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March 21, 1966

MANAGEMENT

Antonov Urges ‘cost Accounting’ in Ussr

SPECIAL REPORT ON LIMITED WAR—PART 2

Facs Provide Key to Faster Air Support

SPACE TECHNOLOGY

Curtailment of Gemini 8 to Affect Apollo

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MANAGEMENT

Antonov Urges ‘cost Accounting’ in Ussr

Change in the leadership in the Soviet Union has not halted the trend toward a “market socialism” that began under Nikita Khrushchev. In 1962, Soviet aircraft designer O.K. Antonov, along with Prof. Y. Liberman, a Soviet economist, became a spokesman for improvements in measurement of the performance of Soviet industry (AW& ST July 23, 1962, p. 74).
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SPECIAL REPORT ON LIMITED WAR—PART 2

Facs Provide Key to Faster Air Support

Tan Son Nhut, Vietnam—Air Force has streamlined its once slow-reacting air command and control network to provide quick and effective air support to ground forces in South Vietnam while working within a framework of probably the most rigid restrictions ever governing use of tactical aircraft.

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SPACE TECHNOLOGY

Curtailment of Gemini 8 to Affect Apollo

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AVIONICS

Tactical Radar Homing Programs Pushed

The war in Vietnam and the threat of radar-directed surface-to-air missiles is spurring a long-sought introduction of radar homing and warning capability into tactical military aircraft. While aircraft losses to surface-to-air missiles (SAM) have been relatively few in number, they have forcefully underscored the arguments of those in the military services who for years have been urging that tactical aircraft need a more effective electronic penetration aids capacity.

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SPECIAL REPORT ON LIMITED WAR—PART 2

Anti-sam Weapon Development Stressed

Top limited-war priority given means to destroy sites with least anti-aircraft danger to attacking aircraft.

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SPACE TECHNOLOGY

Essas Enlarge Forecasters’ Perspective

Washington—ESSA 1 and 2, the U.S.'s first pair of operational weather satellites, are providing meteorologists throughout the world with global and regional cloud cover pictures which give them a new perspective on the phenomena affecting their predictions.

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AVIONICS

Laser Terrain Avoidance Sensor Studied

Los Angeles—Avionics companies are beginning to explore concepts of a second-generation, airborne laser radar with special emphasis on its application as a terrain or obstacle avoidance sensor. Early interest appears to be centering on the use of the laser as a sensor to complement existing microwave terrain avoidance/terrain following radar for identifying wires, poles, high towers or other obstructions hazardous to aircraft flying at very low altitudes.
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SPECIAL REPORT ON LIMITED WAR—PART 2

Vietnam Spurs Navy Weapons Advances

China Lake, Calif.—Vietnam war is accelerating the Navy’s trend toward increasing complexity in air-to-ground weapons and fire-control systems. This is reflected in activities and research philosophies of its self-contained research, development and test facility here.
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AIR TRANSPORT

Turbojet Aircraft 1965 Operations and Traffic Statistics

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AIR TRANSPORT

Local Hearings May Speed Route Cases

Washington—Senate aviation subcommittee review of local service airline posture probably will result in recommendations that Civil Aeronautics Board make greater use of its exemption powers in case where locals seek route strengthening, and that CAB assign higher priority to important local service route hearings.
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