April 23, 1973

Avionics

Doppler-scan Gains as Mls Competitor

Aeronautical Engineering

Cobra Keyed to Foreign Participation

Avionics

B-1 Avionics Are Geared to Operational, Growth Needs

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Avionics

Doppler-scan Gains as Mls Competitor

Washington—Doppler-scanning technique, once considered an improvised dark-horse contender for use in future microwave landing systems compared with more conventional scanning-beam techniques, emerged as a strong contender with possibly a slight edge at the Federal Aviation Administration’s recent two-day MLS symposium.

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Aeronautical Engineering

Cobra Keyed to Foreign Participation

Northrop fighter program would be cooperative international effort; company pushing for initial Australian, Dutch orders

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Avionics

B-1 Avionics Are Geared to Operational, Growth Needs

Seattle—Avionics for the USAF/Rockwell International B-1 bomber are being designed to meet the airplane’s early operational needs and allow for growth over the B-1’s planned 27-year lifespan. Boeing Aerospace Co. is developing the avionics system around a nucleus of 16 major components selected by the Air Force for B-1 use from the inventory of available equipment.

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Business Flying

Q-fan Use on Business Aircraft Studied

Wichita—Multi-blade shrouded fan matched to piston or rotary combustion engines is being developed by the Hamilton Standard Div. of United Aircraft as a new propulsion system for lightand medium-class business aircraft in the 1980 time frame.

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Space Technology

Satcom Commercial Uses Focus of Spin-off Study

Washington—Growth of the commercial communications satellite industry demonstrates that “transition from science to practical application occurs only when high-risk, logically planned, farsighted stimulus is applied through technology,” according to Midwest Research Institute (MRI).

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personal business

The Pay-later Binge, and How to Live with It

Returning from one of his frequent business trips abroad,a 38-year-old executive of a large international company recently tried to straighten out his household bills. He made a shocking discovery. ”1 found we were carrying an average monthly balance of $4,000 on credit cards and charge accounts,” he says.
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Aeronautical Engineering

U. S., U. K. Firms Vying for Turkish Aircraft Industry Role

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personal business

It’s Hard to Hate Chicago, a City That Loves Itself

The story goes that although Irving Berlin wrote Alexander’s Ragtime Band in New York in 1910, Chicago made it famous. The story is rarely questioned by Chicagoans. Unlike most contemporary U. S. big-city dwellers, they unfailingly want to believe the best about their city—and some of their affection usually rubs off on those who visit.
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Aeronautical Engineering

Navy Expects F-14 Proposal This Week

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Aeronautical Engineering

Decision on Belgian Recon Drone Nears

Paris—Belgian army is expected to make a final decision soon on procurement of the Epervier battlefield reconnaissance drone developed in Belgium by Manufacture Belge de Lampes et de Materiel Electronique S. A. (MBLE). The army already has submitted a letter of intent to the manufacturer to equip two units within the service with the drone, and is now waiting for MBLE to complete three final test flights incorporating all the Epervier’s photographic and infrared detection equipment in the vehicle.

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