June 5, 1972

Special Report: Italian Aerospace Industry

Government Key to Future Growth

Special Report: Italian Aerospace Industry

Italy Develops Variety of Tactical Missiles

Special Report: Italian Aerospace Industry

Firm Short-haul Transport Design Near

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Special Report: Italian Aerospace Industry

Government Key to Future Growth

Role of Italy in European and U. S. projects depends primarily on government stability, financial support
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Special Report: Italian Aerospace Industry

Italy Develops Variety of Tactical Missiles

Rome—Italy is developing a surprisingly large variety of tactical missile systems for a country of its size and modest defense posture. Many of these are naval weapons— anti-ship and ship-to-air missiles which this maritime nation desires for defense of its long, potentially vulnerable coastlines against seaborne threats in the Mediterranean and Adriatic.
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Special Report: Italian Aerospace Industry

Firm Short-haul Transport Design Near

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Aeronautical Engineering

Transpo 72 Emerges as Active Aerospace Marketplace

Washington—Transpo 72, billed as the world’s first integrated transportation show, but clouded during much of its development period by management problems and poor weather, emerged last week as a surprisingly active market place for aerospace and a variety of allied industries.
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Aeronautical Engineering

Arms Pact to Slash Dod Budget

U. S./Soviet agreements on ABM, offensive missiles also may alter direction of Pentagon weapons planning for the future

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Aeronautical Engineering

Variety Marks Transpo's Aerial Displays

Washington—Aerial display at Transpo 72 ran the gamut of U. S. aircraft from meticulously-maintained antiques and restored World War 2 machines to the U. S.’s newest fighter—the Navy’s Grumman F-14A. Military aircraft built off the North American continent were conspicuously absent from the day-long product demonstration.

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Special Report: Italian Aerospace Industry

Agusta Pressing Hirundo Development

Cascina Costa—Agusta is shifting much of its development expertise and sales emphasis to the 109C Hirundo (Swallow) helicopter and is optimistic that a market for 300 of these twin-engine, eight-seat vehicles exists. The 109C is the first postwar Agusta design that shows a high potential for the world market.
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Special Report: Italian Aerospace Industry

Space Activity Needs National Direction

Rome—Industry and scientific leaders are struggling to re-establish Italian space activities on a firm basis for the future against a background of rampant national inflation, strikes and political turmoil and the absence of a clearly defined national space program.
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Avionics Skills Evolve Toward Space Goal

Rome—Italian avionics companies are developing significant skills in space electronics that could have a far-ranging impact on the evolution of avionics in this country. The success of the Sirio national telecommunications satellite program, now expected to be launched next year after a year’s delay, could catapult the fledgling avionics industry here into unaccustomed pre-eminence in an essentially new technology—space telecommunications.
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Space Technology

Mariner to Resume Science Data Work

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