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June 6, 1977

Editorial

Changing Export Patterns

Paris Air Show

Pans Underscores Battle for Exports

Show Coverage

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Editorial

Changing Export Patterns

The aerospace export market is growing in size, increasing in competitive intensity and changing in character. As the international aerospace industry gathers again at Le Bourget Airport near Paris for the 32nd Salon Internationale Aeronautique et de l’Espace, these new trends will reshape the export market.

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Paris Air Show

Pans Underscores Battle for Exports

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Show Coverage

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Anti-Tank Helicopter

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Facilities Improved

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Space Propulsion

Paris—West Germany’s Aerospace Development Laboratory (DFVLR) and the VFW-Fokker subsidiary ERNO are displaying an automated, self-propelled platform at this year’s Paris air show that could be used to deliver U. S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration space shuttle payloads to alternate orbits.
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Paris Air Show

Early Warning Battle Intensifies

Paris—Fierce competitive battle for the European early warning aircraft market surfaced in full force at the Paris air show 1: st week with opposing sales efforts colliding head on. These factors were evident: USAF and Boeing are seeking to maintain the present North Atlantic Treaty Organization airborne warning and control system (AWACS) program, which has been reduced to not more than 18 Boeing E-3A aircraft.
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Paris Air Show

House Unit Votes Major Weapon Funds

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Soviet Earth Resources Mission Circularized

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Paris Air Show

Defense Satcoms Cut in Effort To Force Commercial Leasing

Washington—Fiscal 1978 funding slashes in the Defense Satellite Communications System (DSCS-3) program and the USAF/Navy Fleet Satellite Communications System (FleetSatCom) program by the House Appropriations defense subcommittee are aimed at forcing the Defense Dept, to lease its communications channels from commercial communications carriers.
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