March 9, 1970

Status of Major Programs

Status of Major U.S., European Defense, Aerospace Programs

Air Transport

Economic Problems of Locals Resist Jets, New Authority

Specifications

U.S. Military Aircraft

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Status of Major Programs

Status of Major U.S., European Defense, Aerospace Programs

General Dynamics F-111—USAF asking $567 million in Fiscal 1971 to purchase a final wing of 40 fighters. Grumman E-2C early warning aircraft—Navy plans initial major procurement of advanced model with $120.8 million requested in Fiscal 1971.
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Air Transport

Economic Problems of Locals Resist Jets, New Authority

Local service airlines are bumping their way through turbulent times with still no assurance they all will be able to fight their way out of their problems to become a viable arm of the air transport industry under present policies. The group of nine local, or regional, carriers generally serving the smaller cities and shorter routes within the 48 continental states has so far failed to harness turbine power profitably to their systems, scheduled airline industry's total domestic The nine carrier's combined net losses sank to about $55.8 million last year.

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Specifications

U.S. Military Aircraft

Primary Mission Attack Bombers Fighters Reconnaissance Observation Patrol Anti-submarine Early-warning Cargo/transport Training Utility DOD designation A-1J A-3B A-4J A-6A A-7A A-7D A-37A B-52F B-52G B-52H B-57 B-58A B-66D FB-111A
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Specifications

U.S. Rocket Motors

Manufacturer CCI Aerospace Corp./ Marquardt Co. Propulsion Div. Hercules, Inc. Lockheed Propulsion Co. Americal Rockwell/ Rocketdyne Name Advanced Syneom RCS Apollo Lunar Module Apollo Serv ce Module Attitude and velocity control motors
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Military

Europe Revises Strategic Planning Basis

Geneva-Major new elements in the Communist threat hypothesis are forging a changing formula for long-range military planning and force modernization within Europe. These elements are interpreted as less compelling reasons for strong forces to meet what is viewed as diminishing Soviet expansionist plans in central Europe.

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U.S. Gas Turbine Engines

Manufacturer and Address Avco Corp. Avco Lycoming Div. Stratford, Conn. Teledyne Continental Aviation & Engineering Detroit, Mich. Curtiss-Wright Corp. Wood-Ridge Facility Wood-Ridge, N.J. Garrett Corp. Ai Research Mfg. Co Phoenix. Ariz.
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Specifications

Leading International Gas Turbines

CANADA Orenda Ltd. (Hawker Siddeley of Canada-United Aircraft) Toronto, Ontario CZECHOSLOVAKIA Omnipol Foreign Trade Corp. Prague 1 GREAT BRITAIN Rolls-Royce, Ltd.3 Aero Engine Div. Derby Bristol Engine Div. Filton, Bristol Designation Max.
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Space Technology

Limited Funds Defer Manned Programs

Washington—Substantial decrease in funding of U.S. manned space flight programs ordered by the Nixon Administration is certain to be followed by further cuts in Congress and resulting deletion of missions and cancellation of procurement plans.

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Avionics

Competing Concepts Stow ATC Satellites

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Military

Nixon Stresses Strategic Buildup

Washington—U.S. military-foreign policy stance over the coming decade largely will be determined within the next few months in response to actions from a number of diverse sources, ranging geographically from Capitol Hill to Peking, Moscow and Vienna.
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