August 29, 1977

NATO’s New Challenge

Force Management Key to Effectiveness

Management

Fund Curb Hits Pentagon Plans

Business Flying

Coast Guard Buy Challenges Falcon Jet

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NATO’s New Challenge

Force Management Key to Effectiveness

Ramstein AB, Germany—Force management improvements are considered a key in rapidly increasing the combat effectiveness of the 15-nation North Atlantic Treaty Organization as it moves into an era of flexible response requiring strengthened conventional forces and eased reliance on nuclear weapons.

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Management

Fund Curb Hits Pentagon Plans

Fiscal 1979 program cuts may be aggravated further when President decides interagency budget apportionments
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Business Flying

Coast Guard Buy Challenges Falcon Jet

Little Rock, Ark.—Detailed engineering and production planning is under way here by a special organization established by Falcon Jet Corp. for design, modification and delivery of Dassault-Breguet HU-25A medium-range surveillance aircraft to the U. S. Coast Guard.

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Special Report: Western Canadian Carriers

Wardair Plans Technological Advances

Edmonton, Alberta—Wardair Canada is utilizing advanced equipment and technology to secure its position as Canada’s premier charter airline and to maintain a modern fleet in support of expanding energy operations in the far north country.

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Avionics

Use of Large-scale Microcircuits Pushed

Defense Dept. seeks to cut life-cycle costs, improve reliability and expand system capabilities by using available technology

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NATO’s New Challenge

Germans Weighing Alternative Patriot Acquisition Techniques

Ramstein AB, Germany—Procurement of the Army/Raytheon Patriot surface-to-air missile system through coproduction or licensing arrangements is being considered by Germany. A joint U. S.-German study of air defense in Europe called Project Successor has been extended to examine Patriot’s use in the Central Region.
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Space Technology

Runway Shifted for Orbiter’s Next Flight

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Management

Across-the-board Gains in Soviet Forces Detailed

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Missile Engineering

Air Intercept Missile Options Evaluated

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Space Technology

First Voyager on Trajectory to Jupiter

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