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January 17, 1977

Special Report: Sixth Fleet Modernization—6

U. S. Retains Edge in Mediterranean Sea

Aviation Week Pilot Report

Ease of Handling Stressed for as 350

Safety

Board Probes Crash of Rockwell 690a

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Special Report: Sixth Fleet Modernization—6

U. S. Retains Edge in Mediterranean Sea

USS Albany at Sea—Balance of power in the Mediterranean for the moment is in favor of the U. S. Sixth Fleet despite a growing trend of sea control weapons system development and deployment by the USSR.

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Aviation Week Pilot Report

Ease of Handling Stressed for as 350

Marignane, France—Low manufacturing and operating costs and minimal maintenance requirements of Aerospatiale’s new AS 350 light helicopter will be given heavy emphasis when the French firm intensifies its marketing efforts with the new aircraft in the next several weeks.

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Safety

Board Probes Crash of Rockwell 690a

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Missile Engineering

Roland 2 Nearing U.s. Production

Culver City, Calif.—Army’s Roland 2 mobile air defense missile program, which involves adaptation of a European design for production in the U. S., is moving into the pre-production testing phase following solution of some initial technology transfer difficulties.

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Aeronautical Engineering

Long-term Potential Seen for S-76

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Space Technology

Added Funding Spurs Planetary Studies

Pasadena, Calif.—Advanced planetary mission studies have been spurred at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory here by a $6.4-million allocation of reprogramed Fiscal 1977 money and an indication that new planetary program starts will be included in the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s Fiscal 1979 budget.

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Aeronautical Engineering

India’s Aircraft Industry Grows

Nationalized company developing broad line of military, civil aircraft to meet needs for the rest of the century

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Management

Sweden Nearing Defense Plan Decision

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Management

Brown Vows to Maintain Military Strength of U. S.

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Management

Gao Hits British Support for Harriers

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