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May 7, 1973

Avionics

Flir Gaining Wider Service Acceptance

Space Technology

Lunar Theorizing Shuns Synthesizing

Aeronautical Engineering

Harpoon Slated for Prime Anti-ship Role

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Avionics

Flir Gaining Wider Service Acceptance

Los Angeles—Forward looking infrared (FLIR) sensor technology is making significant strides that could earn indispensible roles for these real-time, 24-hr. sensors in future aircraft, remotely piloted vehicles, missiles, ships and air defense systems.

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Space Technology

Lunar Theorizing Shuns Synthesizing

Houston—Lunar science is at a paradoxical stage with the swan song of Apollo 17 ending the first manned exploration of another planet. More specific physical, chemical and photographic data is in hand than man has ever possessed about another body in the solar system.

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Aeronautical Engineering

Harpoon Slated for Prime Anti-ship Role

Washington—McDonnell Douglas all-weather/beyond-the-honzon range Harpoon missile will be presented by the Navy this week to the Defense Dept. as the principal U. S. anti-ship weapon. The presentation will be part of the Navy’s inventory objectives relating to roles/missions of various missiles and the numbers planned for procurement.

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Air Transport

Moderate Traffic Rise Seen for American

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Aeronautical Engineering

Iran Pushes Modernization of Air Force

Five-year program providing service with capability to act as steadying force in tense Persian Gulf area

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Missile Engineering

High Density Missile Fuel Research Grows

Dayton—Air Force is showing renewed interest in high-density, high-energy hydrocarbon fuels for use in volume-limited, air-breathing propulsion systems. This time the potential application for these high cost fuels is in missiles such as USAF subsonic cruise armed decoy (SCAD) rather than in manned aircraft (AW&ST Dec. 23, 1968, p. 41), where their cost and limited availability proved prohibitive.

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Aeronautical Engineering

McDonnell Douglas Amst in Final Design;first Flight Set for 1975

Long Beach, Calif.—Advanced medium STOL transport (AMST) program at McDonnell Douglas Corp. has entered the final design phase, and initial drawings of basic airframe elements are being released to the company’s fabrication shops. The first prototype is scheduled to fly in mid-1975.

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Avionics

Modules Package Tactical Weather Units

Woburn, Mass.—Transportable tactical weather system developed for USAF by SDM Corp. here is designed to meet Tactical Air Command/Air Weather Service requirements for meteorological field equipment and facilities packaged in shelter modules for fast deployment at command posts and control centers.

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Business Flying

Turbofan Use on Small Aircraft Studied

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Air Transport

International Capacity Cuts Urged

CAB’s switch to endorsing domestic frequency controls spurs drives for like moves by U. S. carriers in overseas markets

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