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August 21, 1967

Avionics

U. S. Plan to Accelerate Laser Development Spurs Market

Special Report: Military Flying Teams

Variety of Techniques Marks Team Flying

Aeronautical Engineering

Nasa Begins Major Engine Noise Project

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Avionics

U. S. Plan to Accelerate Laser Development Spurs Market

U.S. government is stepping up its military laser development, as a variety of laser activities moves closer to production and approaches deployment in Vietnam. Field tests of some laser concepts at such places at Eglin AFB's Air Proving Ground Center have been so successful as to encourage military personnel and suggest possible quantum improvements in the accuracy of weapons delivery, for example.

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Special Report: Military Flying Teams

Variety of Techniques Marks Team Flying

Paris—International acceptance of the Paris air show as a prime showcase for international aerospace hardware has seen it also blossom into the number one forum for military teams to display their precision flying wares. Six teams from five nations took part in the Paris show this year.

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Aeronautical Engineering

Nasa Begins Major Engine Noise Project

Cleveland—Quiet Engine program at National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s Lewis Research Center here is expected to lead to a significant reduction in jet-engine noise generation and reverse the rising over-all noise levels which have reached the problem stage at major airports.

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Air Transport

Airlines Shift to More Equity Financing

Carriers reverse long-term debt trend to acquire equipment; high company profits seen luring investors to new offerings

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Aeronautical Engineering

Aerial Rescue Gain Seen in Debris Study

Washington—USAF Aerospace Rescue and Recovery Service (ARRS) support of Atomic Energy Commission upper atmospheric nuclear debris studies may yield experience in midair retrieval that will be applicable to future rescue of parachuting air crews.

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Business Flying

Revisions Urged in Stol Requirements

MIT professor finds certification rules are outdated under present conditions; dangers of restricted airspace cited

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Management

Paris Air Show Draws Praise of U.s. Aerospace Companies

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Equipment

Microdot Making Portable Lamp for Astronauts in Space Work

South Pasadena, Calif.—Portable handheld fluorescent lamp with a strobe feature for accurate color photography in space is being developed by Microdot, Inc., here for use by astronauts in assembling and working in National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s planned Apollo Applications space station (AW&ST Mar. 20. p. 70).
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Management

White House Battles to Block Export Ban

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Space Technology

Biological Hazards in Space Cited

Toxicologists warn at VPI conference that man might not survive prolonged exposure to microbiologic contaminants

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