January 21, 1974

Air Transport

Berlin Expands Air Links to the West

Space Technology

Soyuz Gives Cosmonauts Little Control

Avionics

Future of Usaf Rpv Program Unclear

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Air Transport

Berlin Expands Air Links to the West

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Space Technology

Soyuz Gives Cosmonauts Little Control

Details emerging from the Soviet Union on the Soyuz spacecraft design used for manned flights since April, 1967, show the vehicle to be little more than a manrated unmanned satellite in which cosmonauts have minimal command, control and trouble-shooting capability.
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Avionics

Future of Usaf Rpv Program Unclear

High-altitude, long-endurance Compass Cope prototypes face uncertain flight test program due to fund cuts by Congress

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Avionics

New Capabilities Developed for Arts-3

St. Paul, Minn.—One of several new features developed for the ARTS-3 automated radar terminal system can automatically alert traffic controllers if an aircraft descends below a safe altitude or deviates dangerously from the ILS glide path and localizer.
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Air Transport

Concorde Production Prospects Weighed

London—Production future of the Anglo-French Concorde supersonic transport could be decided soon when British and French governmental teams meet in Paris to make the crucial decision on production rate and, in the extreme, whether to cancel the program after the 16 airplanes now planned are built.

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Avionics

Navy Shifts Interest to Chemical Lasers

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Space Technology

Shuttle Orbiter Nears Test Flight Decision

Los Angeles—Space shuttle program officials are aiming for a decision late this month on the best method for flying the shuttle orbiter vehicle on initial horizontal flight tests and later on cross-country ferry flights between East and West Coast operational launch sites.

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Missile Engineering

Cruise Missile Guidance Bids Near

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Air Transport

Fuel Costs Shift Charter Focus

Scheduled carriers curtail sales efforts but supplementals foresee few gains in any consequent easing of competition

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Missile Engineering

Weapon System Advances Sought

Defense officials pressing for new developments to counter Soviet efforts that threaten ballistic missile superiority

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