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January 30, 1978

Editorial

The Aerospace Budget

Who's Where

Industry Observer

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Editorial

The Aerospace Budget

Robert Hotz The Fiscal 1979 budget submitted to Congress last week by President Jimmy Carter offers substantial business for aerospace. Although generally characterized by veteran Washington budget analysts as a “caretaker budget” that continues the mixture as before and offers few strides in new directions, it does show a small but genuine increase in both defense and aerospace spending.
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Who's Where

In the Front Office Marvin D. Marks appointed vice presidentgovernment marketing of Douglas Aircraft Co., division of McDonnell Douglas Corp., Long Beach, Calif., succeeding John E. Crosthwait, who was named corporate vice president-Far East and president of McDonnell Douglas Japan, Ltd. (AW&ST Oct. 24, 1977, p. 11).
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Industry Observer

Advanced fighter McDonnell Douglas and Messerschmitt-Boelkow-Blohm are defining jointly for a 1990s attack role is a twin-tail design that could be powered either by two General Electric F404-GE-400 or Rolls-Royce RB.199 high-bypass turbofan engines.
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Washington Roundup

Congress Reacts President Jimmy Carter’s first federal budget of about $500 billion for Fiscal 1979 was greeted last week by congressional criticism that is expected to erupt into a prolonged battle in the area of national defense.

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Special Report: Fiscal 1979 Aerospace Budget

Defense Budget Growth Sought

Long-term funding ahead of inflation stressed by President; other aerospace spending also grows in real economic terms

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Special Report: Fiscal 1979 Aerospace Budget

Defense Dept Budget Summary

Current vs. Constant Dollars CURRENT DOLLARS Total Obligation Authority (Billions of Dollars) Military Program FY 1977 FY 1978 FY 1979 Strategic Forces $ 9.4 $ 9.3 $ 9.8 General Purpose Forces 38.2 42.6 46.9 Intelligence & Communications
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Special Report: Fiscal 1979 Aerospace Budget

Defense Dept Procurement,RDT&E and CONSTRUCTION

Dept, of Defense—Total Dept, of the Army (Millions of Dollars) FY 1977 FY 1978 FY 1979 FY 1977 FY 1978 FY 1979 Procurement Aircraft 9,108 10,488 11,995 544 660 1,018 Missiles 4,030 4,311 4,030 481 537 773 Ships 5,700 5,803 4,712 ---Combat Vehicles,
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Special Report: Fiscal 1979 Aerospace Budget

Defense Funds Geared to NATO Needs

Washington - Jimmy Carter last week sent to Congress a Defense Dept, budget calling for $126 billion total obligational authority in Fiscal 1979, a 2% increase over last year that Defense Secretary Harold Brown said is an “austere but adequate Defense budget.”

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Special Report: Fiscal 1979 Aerospace Budget

USAF Emphasizes Cruise Missiles, Tactical Aircraft

Washington—U. S. Air Force, now gearing its penetrating bomber requirements to 10 more years with its aging Boeing B-52 fleet, is concentrating procurement and research on cruise missiles and procurement of aircraft needed to bolster its commitment to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization.
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Special Report: Fiscal 1979 Aerospace Budget

Major Weapon Systems Spending Detailed

Washington-Defense Dept. Fiscal 1979 funding requests for major aircraft and missile programs, both in production and research and development, are detailed below with comparable Fiscal 1978 figures shown in parentheses: Air Force Aircraft:
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