February 21, 1972

Editorial

Avionics’ Dynamic Thrust

Management

Soviet Military Spending Stressed

Aeronautical Engineering

Laird Claims F-14 Contract Remains Valid

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Editorial

Avionics’ Dynamic Thrust

The tremendous new technological thrust of avionics into electronic countermeasures is now the most dynamic element of modern warfare. From its crude, early “black magic” beginnings in World War 2, electronic countermeasures has expanded its sphere from ground operations to the sea, air and even the space environment of satellites and intercontinental ballistic missiles.

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Management

Soviet Military Spending Stressed

Laird's posture statement emphasizes greater outlays by USSR in support of forces than U.S., excluding Southeast Asia costs

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Aeronautical Engineering

Laird Claims F-14 Contract Remains Valid

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Selected Major Defense Procurement

Strategic Forces Navy Poseidon Conversions Land Forces Army Aircraft and Spares LOH (OH 6/58) UH-1 AH-1 U.S. Marine Corps Helicopters LTV-7 Tactical Air Forces Navy and Marine Corps A-6E A-7 F-4 F-14 E-2C EA-6B A-4M AV-8A CVAN Air Force A-37
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SCAD Proposals Sought from 64 Firms

Washington—Air Force last week issued requests for proposals (RFPs) to 64 firms to bid on four major subsystems for the AGM-64A subsonic cruise armed decoy (SCAD) strategic penetration missile system for the Boeing B-52 and the North American Rockwell B-1 bombers.
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Space Technology

U.S. to Press for Private Entity Aerosat

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Space Technology

Text of Kissinger Aerosat Memorandum

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Space Technology

Europeans Speed Space Program Plan

Paris—European space community is accelerating preparation of a long-range space plan detailing the role it can play in the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s post-Apollo shuttle program, following latest meeting here between a U.S. and European joint group of experts.

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Air-Cushion Vehicle Award Goes to Rohr

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China Buys Satcom Ground Station

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