One of the really vexing problems facing this nation now is how to translate the vast harvest of new technology coming out of the aerospace industry into solutions for the crises that are straining our social structure. It is basically a problem in communications.
By Robert Hotz
In the Front Office Franklin S. Atwater, president, The Fafnir Bearing Co., New Britain, Conn., a division of Textron Co., succeeding Keith T. Middleton, now board chairman. Dr. John E. Hove, president, Dynasciences Corp., Blue Bell, Pa.
Joint design team of Australian Commonwealth Aircraft Corp. and British Aircraft Corp., Preston Div., is working on a variable-geometry-wing trainer for eventual development as a strike fighter for the Royal Australian Air Force (AW&ST July 14, p. 15).
Safeguard Voting Senate supporters of the Nixon Administration’s Safeguard anti-ballistic missile (ABM) are planning to call for votes on some aspects of the controversial program as early as this week. At the same time, they hope to set a deadline for a final vote on the Fiscal 1970 defense authorization bill, in a move to prevent floor wrangling from intruding into the traditional August recess.
By Washington Staff
GAO Urges Prototype Competition
Agency makes initial major recommendation to preclude big cost overruns; asks use for F-15, AX, decoy programs
By Katherine Johnsen
U.S., West Germany Reach Offset Agreement
Washington-Two-year offset agreement reached this month with West Germany is for $1.5 billion or 80% of the total U.S. balance-of-payments costs in connection with stationing of forces there. Of the total, $925 million will be in the form of purchases in the U.S. by Germany.
Stennis Projects $46 Billion in Savings
Senator anticipates $l-billion cut in Fiscal 1970 research and development funds will save that total in later weapon spending
Static Test Cracks C-5A Skin at Wing Root
Washington-Air Force officials expect no further delays in initial deliveries to USAF of the Lockheed C-5A heavy logistics transport despite a wing-rootsection skin crack detected during ground static tests at the manufacturer’s Marietta, Ga., production facility.
Compromise May Become Price For Administration ABM Victory
Washington-Nixon Administration has moved closer to victory in its drive for Senate support of the Safeguard antiballistic missile (ABM) system. But minor compromise on deployment scheduling may be the price of a favorable vote. With the Senate still split almost exactly down the middle on the issue, a proposed amendment by Sen.
Procedural Error Cited as Cause In Report on Apollo 10 Gyrations
Houston-Crew procedural error has been cited as the probable cause of the “wild gyration” experienced by the lunar module during the Apollo 10 mission last May (AW&ST May 26, p. 16). After a lengthy investigation of possible causes of the abrupt attitude change during the staging of the lunar module, George M. Low, Apollo program manager at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s Manned Spacecraft Center, said “. . .