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May 30, 1977

Air Transport

Concorde Proved Operationally

Avionics

Usaf Simulates Soviet Defense System

Missile Engineering

Usaf, Marines Eye Hellfire Adoption

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Air Transport

Concorde Proved Operationally

First year’s North Atlantic service also shows passenger acceptance, but profitability awaits increased utilization

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Avionics

Usaf Simulates Soviet Defense System

Nellis AFB, Nev.—Air Force is striving to recreate in desert terrain here an authentic duplication of an East European ground combat environment to provide realistic training for air combat crews in countering surface-to-air missile, antiaircraft artillery and electronic countermeasures threats.

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Missile Engineering

Usaf, Marines Eye Hellfire Adoption

Washington—Army/Rockwell International Hellfire anti-armor missile designed as the Hughes YAH-64 advanced attack helicopter’s basic weapon system is being considered by the Air Force for use on the Fairchild A-10 close support aircraft.

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Space Technology

Shuttle Capabilities Cut Mission Planning Needs

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Business Flying

Hustler 400 Prototype Assembly Begun

Van Nuys, Calif.—American Jet Industries has started assembling the first prototype of its Hustler 400 business/utility aircraft, which-the company plans to roll out in mid-July and start flight testing by the end of the month. Complete sets of parts and subassemblies have been fabricated for a second flight prototype and a static test article, so final assembly of the next two airframes will follow closely behind the first.

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Management

Beam Weapon Hearings Due in Congress

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Space Technology

Big Savings Seen in In-orbit Servicing

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Air Transport

U. S. Sets June 2 Target in British Talks

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Editorial

A Dissenter’s View

. . . For most of the 30 years following the Bermuda regime, it worked tolerably well. But in the last decade the contrary has been the case. The Atlantic has been a sea of overcapacity and red ink. Efforts to contend with this have produced a fare structure of hopeless complexity.
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Management

Congress Unit Hits Significance of Soviet Civil Defense

Washington—Soviet Union’s civil defense efforts, increasingly scrutinized by U. S. defense planners as an element in the strategic balance of power, have not kept pace with advances in U. S. strategic weapons and can be overcome by retargeting of nuclear weapons, according to a report of the Congressional Joint Committee on Defense Production.

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