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January 1, 1968

Safety

Pilot's Coronary Problem Cited in Crash

Avionics

Electronic Warfare Gains Key Viet Role

Avionics

U. S. Space Tracking Capability to Double

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Safety

Pilot's Coronary Problem Cited in Crash

Probable incapacitation of American Flyers’ Pigman during Electra approach at Ardmore, Okla., noted by investigators

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Avionics

Electronic Warfare Gains Key Viet Role

Countermeasures capability viewed as essential in reappraisal spurred by severity of environment in skies over the North

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Avionics

U. S. Space Tracking Capability to Double

Eglin AFB, Fla.—United States space tracking capability will be doubled when the AN/FPS-85 radar is placed in operation by the Air Force next spring. The computer-controlled, multi-function phased array radar has a range of several thousand miles and can detect, track, identify and catalog earth-orbiting spacecraft and ballistic missiles on a scale unmatched in the West, if not in the world according to USAF Lt. Col. Jack Gabus, of the Air Defense Command.

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Aeronautical Engineering

Tantalum Elevon Built for 3,000f Test

Bethpage, N. Y.—Grumman Aircraft Engineering Corp. last week delivered to the Air Force a full-scale elevon structure designed to withstand repeated and prolonged atmospheric re-entry temperatures up to 3,000F. Developed in an advanced-technology effort with the Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory, the refractory metal control surface is aimed at potential future applications in manned maneuverable hypersonic, re-entry vehicles.

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Air Transport

U. S. Trunks Expecting Another Big Year

New York—U.S. domestic trunkline traffic is headed for another robust year in 1968, forecasters for major airlines believe. Their expansive outlook is for: Revenue passenger miles ranging from 81 to 83 billion, including charter. Some arrestment in the steady decline in yield, perhaps to as little as a 1 % decline.

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Management

Top 100 U. S. Defense Department Contractors

Washington—Merger early this year of McDonnell Aircraft Corp. and Douglas Aircraft Co. sent the consolidated company to the head of the list of 100 top Defense Dept. prime contractors in the dollar volume of awards made in Fiscal 1967. The merged McDonnell Douglas Corp. received approximately $2.1 billion in Defense Dept. contracts, representing about 5.4% of the dollar awards for the year as opposed to the 3% registered by the two independent companies in Fiscal 1966.
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Management

Forward Controllers to Train in Ov-10a

Special Air Warfare Center to receive 24 of the North American aircraft by March to instruct FACs for Tactical Air Command

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Court Challenge Nears in Eastern Acquisition of Remmert-werner

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Air Transport

Domestic Military Cargo Increase Sought

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Air Transport

North American Support for Concorde Set

BAC, Sud define responsibilities for after-sales service unit; executive management of officials from both companies named

December 251967 January 81968