November 12, 1973

Management

Aerospace Employment Outlook Mixed

Avionics

Aircraft Conflict-alert Technique Tested

Aeronautical Engineering

Helicopter Anti-tank Role Expanded

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Management

Aerospace Employment Outlook Mixed

Aerospace employment at a number of companies throughout the country is continuing to decline, but the trend, by no means consistent, is contradicted by strong upswings at other firms. The U. S. Labor Dept. said it could not accurately forecast the aerospace employment outlook for the next few months, because the statistical gathering methods of the agency do not lend themselves to such projections.
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Avionics

Aircraft Conflict-alert Technique Tested

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Aeronautical Engineering

Helicopter Anti-tank Role Expanded

Heidelberg, West Germany—Low-speed nap-of-the-earth anti-tank tactic for armed helicopters is becoming operational with the U. S. Army in Europe and could bring about major changes in concepts by which North Atlantic Treaty Organization members hope to counter the growing number of Soviet tanks east of the Elbe.
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Usaf to Deliver F-5es to Saudi Arabia

U. S. Air Force will deliver to Saudi Arabia the first of what is expected ultimately to total 100 Northrop F-5E International Fighters shortly after the first of the year, despite the Saudi government’s role as financial and ostensible military backer of the Arab combatants in the Middle East war and its embargo on oil to the U. S.

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Missile Engineering

Army Seeks to Modularize Lance Missile

Stirling Heights, Mich.—LTV Aerospace’s Michigan Div. and the Army Missile Command are turning their Lance battlefield support missile into a modular weapon by developing new warheads for different missions. Present emphasis is on development of a terminally guided sub-missile (TGSM) system that will change Lance from an area weapon into a non-line-of-sight anti-armor weapon for use against targets such as second and third echelon tanks waiting to move up and through breaches opened by the first wave of armor.

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Missile Engineering

Air Defense Suppression Missile Tested

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Air Transport

Airlines Try to Pick Up Slack After Twa Strike

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Management

Nato Divided on Arms Talks

Communist bloc buoyed by gains in Mideast conflict; negligible European support develops for U.S. policies

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Space Technology

Mariner Camera Functional Despite Heat Lack

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Editorial

Goldwater on Defense

. . . The B-52, like George Blanda, is still a proven and effective weapon. But both Blanda and the B-52 have been around a lot of years and they don’t have much left. . . The sobering realities are that we have not designed and fielded new air-superiority fighters in the last 15 years, and we have not added any advanced strategic bombers in the last 22 years.
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