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February 21, 1977

Aeronautical Engineering

Tooling Begins for Research Vehicles

Missile Engineering

Navy Upgrading Aerial Target Drones

Management

Nuclear Test Halt Under Study

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Aeronautical Engineering

Tooling Begins for Research Vehicles

Los Angeles—Rockwell International is preparing tooling for two unmanned Highly Maneuverable Aircraft Technology (HiMAT) vehicles to flight test new design techniques that could be applied to future fighter aircraft. Under contract from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Rockwell’s Los Angeles Aircraft Div. has tackled a number of major technology challenges in the development of the remotely piloted research vehicles (RPRV) to meet the design goal of sustained 8g maneuvering capability at Mach 0.9 at 30,000 ft.

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Missile Engineering

Navy Upgrading Aerial Target Drones

Pt. Mugu, Calif.—Navy will be making significant improvements in its aerial target capability during the next seven or eight years as it attempts to keep pace with the needs of the fleet and the weapons development community for more realistic replicas of potential threats.

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Management

Nuclear Test Halt Under Study

Administration moving toward unilateral cessation as means to maneuver Russians into bilateral agreement on the issue

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Avionics

Swing Votes Key to Landing Aid Choice

Proponents of Doppler, scanning-beam microwave systems wooing four members of panel not yet rigidly committed

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Space Technology

Shuttle Orbiter, 747 Carrier Move Into Flight Phase

Edwards AFB, Calif.—Approach and landing test program with the No. 1 NASA/Rockwell International space shuttle orbiter has progressed to the flight phase, following the successful completion of taxi trials with the orbiter mounted atop its Boeing 747 carrier aircraft.

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Space Technology

Space Processing Revised for Attracting Europeans

Washington—Program for materials processing in space, under development by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, is being rescaled to enable the agency to sponsor commercial product-oriented space processing research under constrained budget conditions.

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Space Technology

Advanced Scanner Results Weighed

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Missile Engineering

Quantity Cruise Missile Production Set

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Management

Firm Guilty in Technology Export Case

I.I. Industries, a Sunnyvale, Calif., manufacturer of automated semiconductor fabrication equipment, and two company executives were convicted recently on a charge of conspiring to ship prohibited items to the Soviet Union without a U. S. export license.
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Editorial

Future Air Warfare

We in Strategic Air Command have been in the deterrence business—and specifically the nuclear deterrence business—since the command was created in 1946. You might say that our job is one of motivation—we attempt, through the strength of our strategic forces, to motivate the people of the world to look for means other than armed conflict to solve their differences.
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