June 4, 1973

Avionics

Detailed Data Used in Mona Testing

Aeronautical Engineering

F-14 Shows Dogfight Capabilities

Space Technology

Successful Parasol Deployment Reduces Workshop Temperatures

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Avionics

Detailed Data Used in Mona Testing

Huge onboard “library” of route information is available to flight crews evaluating the Arma/Decca modular area navigation (Mona) system on board a Trans World Airlines Lockheed L-1011 TriStar transport. As a result, detailed navigation data and electronic chart displays are available to the flight crew even when operational or air traffic control considerations temporarily preclude active use of area navigation (R-Nav) airways or procedures.

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Aeronautical Engineering

F-14 Shows Dogfight Capabilities

Calverton, N. Y.—Dogfight qualities not found in U. S. jet fighters since all-weather interceptors and air-to-air missiles replaced agile “gun fighters” in the active inventory are incorporated in the Navy/Grumman F-14. While the swing-wing F-14 represents a considerable step forward in weapons systems performance, the aircraft is also a throwback to the era of highly maneuverable fighters.

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Space Technology

Successful Parasol Deployment Reduces Workshop Temperatures

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Management

Integration of European Industry Urged

London—European home market for aerospace hardware in both civil and military fields is a major incentive to build a strongly integrated European industry, but the problems in doing so are of such magnitude that governments and industry must work fast to forestall American domination in sales.

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Special Report: Paris Air Show

Strong Export Drive Dismays Europeans

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Management

Momyer Cites Viet’s Tactical Lessons—2

Prior to the war, I don’t believe it occurred to many fighter pilots that the need to block out enemy electronic emissions would dictate the type of formation flown. Yet, this is what developed as a result of the heavy SAM and AAA defenses.
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Management

Israeli Firm Seeking Broader Market Through Collaboration

Tel Aviv—Israel Aircraft Industries has embarked on a long-term international production collaboration plan in a major effort to expand its markets and to take up eventual slack when Mideast tensions force a phase-down of the company’s present heavy military workload.
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Avionics

Electric-Motor-Powered RPVs Studied for Battlefield Recon

Hawthorne, Calif.—Northrop Corp. is experimenting with a 22.5-lb. remotely piloted vehicle (RPV) powered by twin electric motors in an effort to acquire insight into and understanding of the Army’s needs in battlefield surveillance by RPVs.
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Missile Engineering

Low-Cost Turbojet Engine to Be Tested

Cleveland—NASA’s Lewis Research Center has shipped its first low-cost turbojet engine to the Naval Weapons Center where it is being tested in a modified propulsion section of the Navy/Rockwell International air-to-surface missile.

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Space Technology

EVA to Free Skylab Solar Panel Studied

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