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November 13, 1967

Editorial

The Soviet Thrust

Who's Where

Industry Observer

2021

Editorial

The Soviet Thrust

At a time when the tremendous annual cost of the Vietnam war is draining vital funding from key U.S. military research and development programs, the Soviet Union is exhibiting increasing evidence of pushing harder along the whole spectrum of new weapons development from outer space to the foot soldier’s battlefields.

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Who's Where

In the Front Office Robert W. Sarnoff will succeed Dr. Elmer W. Engstrom as chief executive officer of Radio Corp. of America, effective Jan. 1, 1968. Mr. Sarnoff will continue as president and chief administrative officer of RCA; Dr. Engstrom will continue as chairman of the executive committee.
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Industry Observer

Ground intrusion prevention techniques considered for Vietnam deployment include small devices called the Weed and the Squealer. The Weed consists of small bomblets sown from the air over wide areas and detonated by proximity fuses. The Squealer detects acoustic vibrations caused by footsteps and broadcasts them to monitors.
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Washington Roundup

Airlift Probe Review of tactical airlift capability is being resumed by a House Armed Services subcommittee to determine Defense Dept. response to a 1966 report citing serious shortcomings in modernization plans for intratheater transport missions.

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Soviets Prepare Space Weapon for 1968

Washington-Soviet Union’s nuclear-armed, de-orbital satellite designed specifically as a weapons system against sites within the continental U.S. is scheduled to become fully operational by the summer of 1968, well before any defenses are available.

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Data on Flight Tests for FOBS

Following are the dates and orbital data on the nine Russian flight tests to date of its de-orbital space weapons system, known in the U.S. as the Frac tional Orbital Bombardment System (FOBS). While not identifying the Cosmos vehicles as tests of the FOBS as such, the Soviets did release the following orbital data on the launches:
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FOBS Could Spur U.S. Space Detection Effort

Washington-Soviet decision to develop Fractional Orbital Bombardment Systems (FOBS) weapons in an effort to foil existing Ballistic Missile Early Warning System radars could generate additional Pentagon support for the Manned Orbiting Laboratory and ultimately for a continuous manned or unmanned space patrol.
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Saturn 5 Success Quickens Apollo Pace

Kennedy Space Center-Flawless performance of the Saturn 5 launch vehicle on its unmanned first flight has provided the U. S. with a major operational capability for orbiting large payloads. National Aeronautics and Space Administration officials consider that the U. S. manned space flight program is back under full momentum, as a result of the Saturn 5 success, after a series of tech Apollo mission for more than a year.
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NASA Again Revises Schedule for Apollo

Washington-Revision of the U.S. manned space flight schedule for 1968 and 1969 reflects growing concern within the National Aeronautics and Space Administration that a lunar landing may not be possible before 1970. The National goal of landing men on the moon by 1970, established by the late President John F. Kennedy and endorsed by the Congress in 1961, now is possible only if NASA achieves complete success in its revised schedule.
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General Dynamics Defends F-111 Program

Ft. Worth-The F-111A and F-l 1 IB will meet or exceed Air Force and Navy requirements and specifications and provide a major improvement in military capability over present aircraft now operating in Vietnam, according to Frank Davis, General Dynamics Ft. Worth Div. president.

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