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March 28, 1977

Intelligence Analysis

New Assessment Put on Soviet Threat

Safety

Board Cites Atc in Spokane Near Miss

Management

Hard Choices Confronting Navy

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Intelligence Analysis

New Assessment Put on Soviet Threat

Today I speak as a private citizen expressing my own personal views regarding the Soviet threat and the evolving world power balance. It is a very difficult thing for a member of the military establishment to serve that establishment for better than 30 years, to work in harness with it to weigh what has transpired on his watch and, upon retirement, render public judgment about the adequacy of the Establishment’s perceptions of our most serious national security problems.
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Safety

Board Cites Atc in Spokane Near Miss

The Fairchild RAPCON arrival/departure controller stated that after he cleared Airwest 5 to the Spokane tower frequency, he continued to monitor Airwest 5’s approach until he lost the aircraft in the clutter of the airport. When he was informed that Airwest 5 was making a missed approach and was asked for missed approach instructions, he saw a target near the departure end of the runway.
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Management

Hard Choices Confronting Navy

Funding constraints force aviation officials to alternatives of ending programs, reducing force levels, costly stretchouts

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Aeronautical Engineering

Lockheed Refining New Aircraft Plans

Burbank, Calif.—Building block approach is being used by Lockheed Aircraft Corp.’s California Co. to combine major elements from the current L-1011 TriStar with varying degrees of advanced design components to achieve derivative versions adapted to the short-to-medium-range airline market.

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Space Technology

Usaf Pushes Satellite Survivability

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Avionics

Equipment Reliability Factors Studied

Significant new insights into factors that affect field reliability of military airborne avionics equipment have been gained from a survey/analysis conducted by Hughes Aircraft Co. for USAF’s Rome Air Development Center. For example, the analysis shows that field reliability is much better than some publicly quoted “horror figures” would indicate but also significantly less than contractor predicted values.
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Aeronautical Engineering

Soviets Test Two-seat Mig-25 Version

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Avionics

Scanning-beam Landing Aid Wins Vote

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Air Transport

Basic Reform Tenets Emerging

Witnesses before Senate drop philosophical debate approach, address details of two latest regulatory bills introduced

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Space Technology

Soviets Seek Role in Satellite Rescue

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