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February 17, 1969

Editorial

Trouble in the Marketplace

Who’s Where

Industry Observer

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Editorial

Trouble in the Marketplace

In the midst of unprecedented fiscal prosperity and technical achievement, the aerospace industry suddenly finds itself under attack from a wide variety of sources. These attackers range from the conglomerate corporate raiders, who have focused on the aerospace complex as a new and attractive area into which to move their floating crap game, to a growing segment of the American public that believes it is being bilked of its defense tax dollars.

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Who’s Where

In the Front Office Frank P. Fleming, president, RemmertWerner Div. of North American Rockwell Corp., St. Louis, Mo., succeeding William F. Remmert, resigned. Dr. John F. McCarthy, Jr., executive vice president-technical, North American Rockwell’s Los Angeles Div.
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Industry Observer

Soviet MiG-21 fighter was secretly brought to the U.S. last spring and flight tested by USAF pilots to learn first-hand its capabilities and design characteristics. The aircraft, which engaged in simulated combat against U.S. fighters, was highly regarded by the pilots who flew it.
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Washington Roundup

C-5A Slippage Production snags in the USAF/Lockheed C-5A large logistics transport are forcing renegotiation of delivery dates. The delay is almost certain to touch off new congressional criticism of Air Force handling of the procurement, in which there has already been a $1to $2-billion price overrun (AW&ST Jan. 27, p. 17).

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Space Technology

Budget Squeeze Forces Roseau Cancellation

Geneva-French national space agency (CNES) has canceled its Roseau magnetospheric studies satellite because of 1969 budgetary restrictions. The 660-lb. payload was to have been launched by the Soviet Union under a bilateral agreement signed by French President Charles de Gaulle during a visit to Moscow in 1966.
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Management

One-Year Delay in ABM Possible

Suspension in deployment of Sentinel also may signal effort to redirect anti-missile work toward entirely new concepts

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Missile Engineering

Problems Balk Condor Production Plans

Los Angeles-Navy’s Condor air-to-ground standoff missile is experiencing severe development and test problems, which have prompted the Navy to defer for another year its planned request for production funding of the television-guided weapon.
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Air Transport

Concorde Drag-Reduction Costs Studied

London-British and French governments last week were studying proposals by British Aircraft Corp. and Sud Aviation aimed at cost evaluation of a drag reduction program for the Anglo-French Concorde. Lower drag would be sought mainly at supersonic speeds at high altitude.
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Management

U. S. Will Shift Emphasis at Paris Show

Washington-U.S. government in its second, and controversial, formal participation in the Paris air show is shifting its emphasis from concern over the small contractor attempting to break into the export market to the “hard sell” of major hardware systems.

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Avionics

Tactical Satcom Orbited by USAF

Cape Kennedy-Tactical communications satellite, built by Hughes Aircraft Co. for Defense Dept., was launched Feb. 9 by a USAF/Martin Titan 3C booster into a synchronous orbit. Tests to determine the feasibility of using the satellite for tactical communications with small mobile terminals are scheduled to begin early next month.
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