March 12, 1973

Special Report: F-14 Systems Capabilities

Navy Fighter to Counter Varied Threats

Special Report: F-14 Weapon Control System

Awg-9 Provides Multi-target Capability

Aeronautical Engineering

C-130 Adapted for Fire Fighting

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Special Report: F-14 Systems Capabilities

Navy Fighter to Counter Varied Threats

Pt. Mugu NAS, Calif.—Navy/Grumman F-14 Tomcat has the endurance, flexibility and weapons control system to give it the most advanced capability of any fleet air defense fighter yet developed, test flights here are demonstrating. The multiple operation modes of the Hughes AWG-9 weapon control system, coupled with the swing-wing performance throughout its flight envelope, enable the F-14 to meet several air threats, including cruise missiles, that a carrier and its attack aircraft will face.

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Special Report: F-14 Weapon Control System

Awg-9 Provides Multi-target Capability

Pt. Mugu, Calif.—Hughes Aircraft Co.’s AWG-9 weapon control system can enable the Navy’s Grumman F-14 fighter to comfortably take on superior numbers of adversaries in its roles as fleet defense interceptor and air-superiority fighter, an evolving series of successful flight tests indicate.

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Aeronautical Engineering

C-130 Adapted for Fire Fighting

FMC-developed unit quickly converts USAF Hercules to aid Forest Service on blazes beyond civil aerial capabilities

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Air Transport

French Atc Situation Clouded By Midair

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Avionics

Competition for Landing System Stiffens

Tull Aviation Corp. has completed the first commercial installation, at Holman Field in downtown St. Paul, Minn., of its new microwave landing system—one of several competing for Federal Aviation Administration selection as an interim national standard.

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Business Flying

Mitsubishi Sets Production Boost

Company expects MU-2 to capture 35-40% of 1973 market for its class, anticipates sales of 84 aircraft during the year

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Avionics

Maritime Satellite Plan Faces Opposition

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Space Technology

Crew Stresses Complexities, Restraints of Apollo 17 Site

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Aeronautical Engineering

T-43a Designed to Spur Navigator Training

Renton, Wash.—USAF/Boeing T-43A navigator trainer scheduled for its first flight next month is the airborne half of a new system designed to fill USAF’s need for additional navigators by giving them better training over a shorter time for less money (AW&ST Feb. 26, p. 24).

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Aeronautical Engineering

Usaf Tightens Future Priorities

Nuclear deterrence continues in top spot as tightened budgets, costlier new weapons systems, manpower outlays force review

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