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February 20, 1967

Message from the Publisher

1967-A Year of Decision

Who's Where

Industry Observer

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Message from the Publisher

1967-A Year of Decision

As the new year unfolds, the aerospace industry girds for a year of unparalleled activity. While the momentum continues to accelerate with an all-time-high $73.9-billion defense budget-with record spending of nearly $11 billion for aircraft procurement, over $7 billion in space projects, a government-supported supersonic transport program and post-Apollo projects, plus a rising corporate flying market-the future poses many grave problems.

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Who's Where

In the Front Office Robert A. Gollhardt, president and general manager, Instrument Div., Lear Siegler, Inc., Grand Rapids, Mich. James H. White, president, Hayes International Corp., Birmingham, Ala., succeeding Allen W. Morgan, resigned.
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Industry Observer

Defense Dept. has ruled that the Lockheed F-12 will not be exhibited at the Paris air show. Reasoning is that it would be too much of a potential risk to fly one of the aircraft to Paris in view of the fact that approximately seven have been lost in crashes.
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War In Vietnam

DOD Admits Higher Air Losses

Defense secretary doubles prior aircraft, triples helicopter loss figures in justifying continued high production rates

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Safety

USAF Cites Wing Sweep in F-lll Crash

Crew of the USAF/General Dynamics prototype F-111A that crashed Jan. 19 at Edwards AFB failed to unsweep the wings, causing the aircraft to come in at a high sink rate and impact 1.5 mi. short of the runway, the Air Force said last week. Witnesses estimated the wings were swept approximately 50 deg. at the time of the crash (AW&ST Jan. 30, p. 38).
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War In Vietnam

Truce Spurs Vast North Viet Supply Effort

Washington-Communists moved 25,000 tons of supplies southward during the four-day lunar new year truce, using 2,200 trucks and 1,570 coastal vessels. U.S. reconnaissance aircraft photographed the bulk of the movement, which in many instances took place in the open and in daylight.
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Bomb Restriction Criticism Has Little Effect on Supplemental

Washington-Mounting congressional criticism that Administration Vietnam bombing policies are too restrictive will have little effect on defense authorization actions relating to Vietnam, or on the bombing policies themselves. Last week, the Senate Armed Services Committee reported favorably on the Defense Dept.

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War In Vietnam

Over 4,000 U. S. Aircraft in Southeast Asia

Saigon-U.S. has approximately 4,040 combat and support aircraft based in Southeast Asia. Another 425 are assigned to Vietnamese and Thai air forces. USAF and Army aviation strength has expanded vastly in the past two years. In 1964, Air Force had 230 aircraft in the war theater, and now has approximately 1,350.
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Management

DDR&E, Joint Chiefs Differ on ABM Value

Washington-Deployment of an antiballistic missile system would not prevent “dozens” of enemy warheads from exploding within U.S. cities in event of all-out war. Dr. John S. Foster. Jr., director of Defense Research and Engineering, has told the Senate Foreign Relatons Committee.
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Space Technology

Single New Space Goal Rejection Urged

Science advisers push integrated NASA-Defense Dept, plan for lunar exploration, planetary and applications missions

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