December 6, 1971

Management

Defense Department Lists Leading 100 Contractors for Fiscal 1971

Avionics

Hf Radar Detects Soviet Icbms

Aeronautical Engineering

Test Facility Needs Cited in Study

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Management

Defense Department Lists Leading 100 Contractors for Fiscal 1971

Washington—Following is the list of the top 100 defense contractors in terms of dollar awards for Fiscal 1971 as released by the Defense Dept. (AW&ST Nov. 22, p. 16): Fiscal Year 1971 (1 July 1970—30 June 1971) Rank Companies Thousands of Dollars
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Avionics

Hf Radar Detects Soviet Icbms

Over-the-horizon radars can discern ionospheric disturbances caused by rockets; advanced system designed to spot bombers

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Aeronautical Engineering

Test Facility Needs Cited in Study

Ground test facility deficiencies called hinderance to U.S. aircraft development programs, increasing costs and risks

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Aeronautical Engineering

All Three Competitors Win Nasa Quiet Stol Awards

All three competitors for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration quiet engine experimental short-takeoff-and-landing aircraft program last week were awarded $1.5-million six-month Phase 1 design contracts. The decision funds Grumman Aero-space Corp., Lockheed-Georgia and McDonnell Douglas Corp.’s Douglas Aircraft Co. for a detail design effort for selection of a single contractor to build two experimental aircraft.
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Avionics

New Microwave Guidance Unit Has Combat, Vtol Capabilities

Crawley, England—British microwave guidance unit developed for North Atlantic Treaty Organization by M.E.L. Equipment Ltd. (AW&ST NOV. 15, p. 23) will go into production for the British armed forces, with at least two advanced versions now undergoing initial research.
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Air Transport

More 747, Dc-10 Commuter Use Planned

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Editorial

Perspective on Iata

Like many institutions that have existed with glacial imperturbability since the end of the Second World War, the International Air Transport Assn. (IATA) is being severely buffeted by the changing economic, social and political environment of the eighth decade of this century.

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Air Transport

Boac May Block Atlantic Cargo Rate Plan

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Aeronautical Engineering

Independent In-depth Review Set on C-5a's Structural Problems

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Air Transport

Holiday Traffic Shows Sharp Gain

Thanksgiving upswing combines with impressive results earlier in November to spur optimism for slump reversal

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