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August 25, 1969

Avionics

Ecm Gaining Greater Aircraft Role

Air Transport

Concorde Moving Into Supersonic Testing

Management

Navy Prepares Fight for Carriers

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Avionics

Ecm Gaining Greater Aircraft Role

Spurred by Vietnam success, electronic warfare gear is expected to account for 30% of avionic costs in future tactical aircraft

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Air Transport

Concorde Moving Into Supersonic Testing

Goal of flight program is to reach Mach 2 speeds by spring as first round of evaluations end; 002 prototype being modified

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Management

Navy Prepares Fight for Carriers

Service faces mounting congressional criticism of requirement for vessels, attack within Pentagon on wing force structure

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Piston Speed Record Claimed; Challenges Mark Set in 1939

Japan Moves to Produce Mach Trainer

Japanese Air Self-Defense Force (JASDF) has received a first mock-up of a domestic supersonic trainer aircraft to replace both the Lockheed T-33 and North American F-86F in its pilot training curriculum. The Mach 1.6 trainer, designated XT-2, will be modified later as a groundsupport/attack fighter to replace F-86F tactical squadrons.
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Air Transport

Tu-144 Heading for 1972 Service Start

Seattle-Soviet Union is proceeding with development of its Tupolev Tu-144 supersonic transport at a measured pace that could put the aircraft into internal commercial service in 1972. This timetable, which represents a two-year slippage over earlier estimates (AW&ST July 29, 1968, p. 24) is a consensus of a small group of top U.S. aviation officials after inspecting the Tu-144 prototype recently in the Soviet Union.

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Piston Speed Record Claimed; Challenges Mark Set in 1939

Test Set for Frangible Glass Canopy

Controlled-breakage material would shatter into particles when pierced by spike, speeding crew ejection from disabled aircraft

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Editorial

The Techno-politics of Space

The last month of achievement in space technology has provided another lesson in the little understood area of techno-politics. This time it is the United States image that is shining brightly all over the third planet. The small step of an American astronaut on the moon truly projected the feeling of a giant leap to almost all mankind.

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Australia Sues 2 Firms Over P3B Accident

Handley Page Unions Seeking British Aid to Protect Jobs

London-Five Handley Page Ltd. trade unions planned last week to formulate strategy for an approach to the British government for financial support to keep the airframe manufacturer under British contract and protect 4,500 jobs. The move follows current talks between the ailing company (AW&ST Aug. 18, p. 17) and U.S. financial interests, including Craven Corp. of St. Louis and International Jetstream Corp., a subsidiary which has U.S. rights for sales of the Handley Page Jetstream turboprop executive and feederliner transport.
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Air Transport

Russia Pushing Tu-144 Into World Market

Unveiling of the Soviet Tu-144 to a U.S. airline group raised as many questions as it answered, but it did set a precedent for future air transport technical exchanges. It also established some simple certainties: The Tu-144 is a supersonic transport in being.
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Air Transport

Cab to Weigh Fare Formula Advisability

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