September 25, 1972

Departmental

Aerospace Calendar

Editorial

NASA Attack on Costs

Departmental

Who's Where

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Departmental

Aerospace Calendar

Oct. 2-5—SAE National Aerospace Engineering and Manufacturing Meeting, Sheraton Inn-Airport, San Diego, Calif. Oct.’ 2-5—Assn, of Old Crows’ Electronic Warfare Convention, Adolphus Hotel, Dallas, Tex. Oct. 2-5—10th Annual Symposium, Survival and Flight Equipment Assn., Del Webb’s TowneHouse, Phoenix, Ariz.
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Editorial

NASA Attack on Costs

(Dr. George M. Low, deputy administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, has been closely associated with the management of the U. S. space programs since the establishment of NASA in 1958. He recently analyzed the monetary problems of doing business in defense and space before a joint symposium of the National Security Industrial Assn, and Armed Forces Management Assn, in Washington.
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Departmental

Who's Where

In the Front Office Richard Schwartz, program vice president, Saturn launch vehicles, North American Rockwell’s Space Div., with headquarters at Seal Beach, Calif. Richard D. Lewis, vice president and acting general manager, Pace Div. of AMBAC Industries, Inc., Memphis, Tenn.
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Departmental

Industry Observer

USAF is developing a specially equipped version of the Teledyne Ryan BQM-34E Firebee target drone that will test the feasibility of using remotely piloted vehicles in air-to-air combat. The drone will be fitted with an intercept sensor system and television cameras enabling a remote operator, either on the ground or in a mother aircraft, to seek out and engage the enemy.
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Departmental

Washington Roundup

Soviet Presence Some Soviet pilots still are flying fighter aircraft in Egypt well beyond Egyptian President Anwar Sadat’s order that the Russians severely curtail their military presence in that country (AW&ST July 24, p. 16). Russians are piloting the advanced MiG-21J fighters, the airborne backbone of the Egyptian air defense system.
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Management

Congress' Technology Plan Near

New group would provide legislators with data on ‘physical, biological, social, political’ effects of civil and military programs

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Management

Ship Defense Studies

Series of competitive 120-day studies of low-cost, ‘design-to-cost’ electronic warfare configurations for defense of small surface ships is about to get under way as part of a new Navy initiative. Proposal requests for the studies, initially planned for release last week, are now expected this week.
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Space Technology

Venus 8 Lander Shown

Soviet drawing shows the Venus 8 landing capsule (above) as it would appear on the surface after a soft landing. Note that visibility is only a few feet, in keeping with findings of light level reported by the spacecraft (AW&ST Sept. 18, p. 23).
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Aeronautical Engineering

French Begin A-4 Carrier Tests; Sale May Hinge on Ships’ Future

Two U. S. Navy McDonnell Douglas A4M attack aircraft flown by Navy pilots from the Naval Air Test Center, Patuxent, Md., began carrier suitability demonstrations on board the French aircraft carrier Foch last week in conjunction with the French navy’s search for a replacement aircraft for its Dassault-Breguet Etendard strike fighters.
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Departmental

New Business

Goodyear Aerospace Corp. has been awarded a $ 15.7-million contract to build 1,612 lightweight expandable buildings over the next three years for the Air Force’s Bare Base program. The program uses buildings that fold and unfold so they can be airlifted to a “bare” base anywhere in the world (AW&ST June 26, p. 172).
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