August 13, 1973

Avionics

Aegis Fleet Defense Nearing Sea Test

Missile Engineering

Navy to Act on Cruise Missiles

Air Transport

Illegalities Mark Aeroflot Sales

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Avionics

Aegis Fleet Defense Nearing Sea Test

Moorestown, N. J.—Engineering development model of Navy’s Aegis integrated fleet defense system, successfully demonstrating phased-array radar, data processing and display capabilities of the hardware at a test site nearly 50 mi. inland here, is expected to be ready to go to sea for Category 2 testing on schedule in October.

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Missile Engineering

Navy to Act on Cruise Missiles

RFPs scheduled for issue this week with initial designs keyed to submarine launch; other platforms being studied

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Air Transport

Illegalities Mark Aeroflot Sales

Retaliation sought to halt violation of air, commercial standards; State Dept, to resist further Soviet route expansion in the U. S.

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Aeronautical Engineering

Navy Joins Air Force Lab Turbine Tests

Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio—Navy has joined the Air Force in the Aero Propulsion Laboratory’s highly successful advanced turbine engine gas generator (ATEGG) program. ATEGG program has developed or contributed to the technology and hardware of almost all U. S. large jet engines now in operation or scheduled to become operational in the next four or five years (AW&ST NOV. 30, 1970, p. 53).

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Aeronautical Engineering

Nasa Yf-12a Proves Valuable Testbed

NASA Sets YF-12A Meeting

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Russian Atc Center at Moscow Blends Old and New in Avionics

Moscow—Soviet Union’s en-route air traffic control center here at Vnukovo airport is serving as a testbed for transitioning newer techniques in traffic control into operation in the Moscow region. The existing center, which controls en-route traffic within a radius of 450 km., has aspects of both an operational and experimental system, as the Soviets gradually introduce some of the electronic technological advances of the past decade.

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Air Transport

Ils Monitor Techniques Show Promise

Washington—Several promising techniques that could provide an independent monitor for aircraft making ILS instrument landings are being investigated under Federal Aviation Administration sponsorship. But the agency so far has not given the effort a high priority.

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Space Technology

Venus Multi-probe, Orbit Set for 1978

Denver—Mission planning for the 1978 Pioneer probe/orbit of Venus calls for atmospheric entry by four probes and the bus vehicle from one launch and for orbit by a second spacecraft in a second launch. Science experiment teams have been assembled from the U. S. and Europe for the probes, and selection of experiments for the orbiter is expected by the end of this year.
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Aeronautical Engineering

F-15, F-14 Show Foxbat Attack Capacity

Washington—Both the Air Force/McDonnell Douglas F-15 and the Navy/Grumman F-14A air-superiority fighters have demonstrated in flight a capability to attack successfully an extremely high-altitude aircraft such as the Soviet MiG-25 Foxbat.

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Aeronautical Engineering

Sr-71/yf-12 Said Superior to Mig-25

St. Louis—Soviet MiG-25 Foxbat is possibly able to outperform Lockheed’s YF-12/SR-71 “Blackbirds” only in maneuverability, according to C. L. (Kelly) Johnson, Lockheed senior vice president and head of the company’s “skonk works” at Edwards AFB, Calif., where the Mach 3 aircraft were developed.

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