September 8, 1975

Special Report: Laser Weapons—3

Current Systems Still More Cost-effective

GAO and Aerospace—2

Two Studies Face Sam-d with Dilemma

Air Transport

Canadian Atc Language Impasse Eases

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Special Report: Laser Weapons—3

Current Systems Still More Cost-effective

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GAO and Aerospace—2

Two Studies Face Sam-d with Dilemma

Army effort to comply with earlier agency recommendations leads to current criticism on the lack of testing against ECM

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Air Transport

Canadian Atc Language Impasse Eases

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Aeronautical Engineering

Ge Increases Thrust in Engine for F-18

Lynn, Mass.—General Electric’s F404-GE-400 for the McDonnell Douglas/Northrop F-18 Navy air combat fighter is a direct derivative of the company’s YJ101 for the Northrop YF-17 that will be opened to provide more airflow and approximately 1,000 lb. more thrust.

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Avionics

New Target Detector Sifts Out Clutter

New type of moving target detector for airport surveillance radars now under test can greatly enhance the ability to detect aircraft in the presence of ground and precipitation clutter. This in turn should greatly improve the ability of air traffic control system computers to track aircraft automatically under adverse terrain/weather conditions.
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Aeronautical Engineering

Stretch of C-141a Fleet Termed Possible By 1980

Marietta, Ga.—Entire Military Airlift Command fleet of 276 Lockheed C-141A transports could be stretched by the end of 1980 if the go-ahead is given by the fall of 1977. Decision then would follow an initial five-month flight test program of the stretched prototype.

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Management

Usaf Realigns Basic Research

Systems Command plans greater use of scientific, academic communities, closer links with efforts of other services

2223
Air Transport

Senate to Focus on Fuel Saving

Aeronautical committee to hear NASA task force proposal on 10-year technology program for 40-50% usage cut

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Space Technology

Scientists Studying Shuttle Application, Payload Plans

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Editorial

The Score on Salt

The box score on the SALT 2 negotiations at the Helsinki summit records one advance by the United States, three retreats, and an indefinite postponement of the goal of true parity in strategic missiles that was mandated by the Jackson Amendment to the congressional resolution ratifying the SALT 1 accords.
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