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February 7, 1977

Aeronautical Engineering

Economics Key to New Mercure Design

Management

Information Act Invoked in Contracting

Aeronautical Engineering

V/stol Design Emphasizes Simplicity

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Aeronautical Engineering

Economics Key to New Mercure Design

Long Beach, Calif.—Design changes planned for the advanced short-to-medium range (ASMR) versions of the Dassault-Breguet Mercure 100 to adapt it for the airline market of the 1980s are aimed at improving its economics rather than upgrading its operational performance.

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Management

Information Act Invoked in Contracting

1617

Aeronautical Engineering

V/stol Design Emphasizes Simplicity

Washington—Grumman Aerospace Corp. is stressing simplicity and versatility in its Design 698 aircraft intended to be a competitor for the Navy’s Type A vertical/short takeoff and landing program. V/STOL-A studies would receive $41 million for multi-purpose, non-combatant aircraft technology in the Navy’s Fiscal 1978 budget (AW&ST Jan. 24, p. 18).

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Management

Military Aid, Human Rights Face Study

Washington—Issue of whether to terminate, restrict or continue U. S. military security assistance to friendly nations that engage in torture or other gross violations of human rights will be confronted this session by Congress. The 1976 International Security Assistance and Arms Export Control Act, injecting human rights considerations into security assistance, provides for the termination or restriction by a joint congressional resolution signed by the President.

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Air Transport

Tia Emphasizes Long-range Operations

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Editorial

Technological Superiority Required

This is my last statement to the Congress as director of defense research and engineering. I want to restate a fundamental conviction which I have emphasized over the last several years and which underlies our program of defense RDT&E: I believe this nation must maintain a posture of unequivocal technological superiority.
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Air Transport

Adoption of Landing Aid Stymied

ICAO all-weather panel reaches tie vote in preliminary assessments of scanning-beam, Doppler microwave systems

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Air Transport

Midway Case May Reveal Carter Policy

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Management

Military Leaders Clash on Soviet Threat

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Space Technology

Shift of Funds Set for Shuttle

$30-million reprograming is to meet increases in orbiter, tank, solid boosters, assure maintenance of test schedule

January 311977 February 141977