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September 23, 1968

Aeronautical Engineering

Training Realism Key to Firebee 2 Design

Aeronautical Engineering

Ac-119 Gunship Readied for Deployment

Special Report: Farnborough Air Show

U.k. Aims to Close Future Production Gap

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Aeronautical Engineering

Training Realism Key to Firebee 2 Design

San Diego, Calif.—Advanced capabilities of Ryan Aeronautical Co.’s remotely controlled XBQM-34E Firebee 2 target drone may meet the growing demand for more complete operational realism in pilot combat training. The company cites the following advantages and potential uses of its latest drone, a growth version of the subsonic BQM-34A Firebee 1:

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Aeronautical Engineering

Ac-119 Gunship Readied for Deployment

USAF pushing conversion of Fairchild Hiller transports to carry Miniguns; second batch to be equipped with auxiliary jet power

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Special Report: Farnborough Air Show

U.k. Aims to Close Future Production Gap

Farnborough—British aerospace industry, which showed its wares here last week at the 26th annual flying display of the Society of British Aerospace Companies, is hardening design and sales efforts on a five-year plan to defeat its most important problem, the production gap from 1972 onward.

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Special Report: Farnborough Air Show

Britain Seeks Strong Missile Export Role

Advanced techniques putting U. K. in promising market position; two guided-weapon types shown at Farnborough

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Special Report—Air War in Vietnam

Usaf to Strengthen F-105 Survivability

Control modifications to be implemented in aircraft becoming scarce after carrying burden of strikes against enemy targets

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Management

Dod Technique Spurs Programs

Foster sees Development Concept Papers playing wider role in making decisions to proceed with major weapons systems

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Management

U.s. to Retain Foreign Investment Curbs

Commerce also plans to enforce regulations more stringently; compliance actions may be initiated before end of this year

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Special Report: Farnborough Air Show

France Moves to Join Fighter Consortium

Farnborough—France wants to join the consortium being formed to develop and produce an advanced fighter aircraft for the mid-1970s and is assuring potential partners that it will not press for project leadership. If the partners invite France to join the consortium, it may be forced to assume the role of arbiter in the increasingly bitter struggle between Great Britain and West Germany over who will lead the project.

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Avionics

Microcircuit Evaluation Service Offered

Equipment makers can get analysis of units made by one firm or comparison of items produced by 10 different companies

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Editorial

A Soggy Farnborough

There was a sogginess at Farnborough last week that came from both the weather and the character of the biennial British air show. The rain was ferocious even by British standards and put many towns, bridges and roads in the Farnborough area under water.

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