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October 2, 1978

New Particle Beam Technology

U. S. Pushes Development of Beam Weapons

Avionics

Microcircuit Complexity, Speed Pushed

Aviation Week Pilot Report

Bandeirante Designed for Rugged Duty

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New Particle Beam Technology

U. S. Pushes Development of Beam Weapons

Washington—U. S. is organizing a particle beam technology program aimed at developing beam weapons by the mid-1980s. The particle beam weapons will be used for defense against Soviet antiship missiles, antisatellite spacecraft and intercontinental and submarine launched ballistic missiles.

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Avionics

Microcircuit Complexity, Speed Pushed

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Aviation Week Pilot Report

Bandeirante Designed for Rugged Duty

Sao Jose dos Campos, Brazil—Embraer’s two new passenger versions of its EMB-110 Bandeirante family of turboprops, the EMB-110P1 and EMB-110P2, are designed for rugged operations, comfort, flexibility and reliability and are making a sales impact in the international commuter market.

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Space Technology

Boeing Eyes Private Shuttle Operation

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Transport

New Efforts Task Japanese Firms

767 participation, license production of F-15 and P-3C will modernize, heighten activity of airframe companies

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Safety

Procedures Examined in Learjet Crash

ATC Procedures. ATC Handbook 7110.65 prescribes air traffic control procedures and phraseology for use by controller personnel. The handbook requires that controllers be familiar with its contents and to “exercise their best judgment if they encounter situations not covered by it.”
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Transport

Traffic Procedures Probed in Collision

San Diego—Initial evidence indicates that air traffic controllers at a Federal Aviation Administration radar control center received a conflict alert warning seconds before the collision of a Pacific Southwest Airlines 727 approaching Lindbergh Field here and a Cessna 172 on a training flight from the same airport, according to National Transportation Safety Board officials.

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Transport

New Rules Aid Commuter, Taxi Safety

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Transport

San Diego Crash Impacts Collision Avoidance Effort

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Editorial

The Beam Weapons Race

Nineteen months ago, Maj. Gen. George Keegan, then recently retired as chief of Air Force intelligence, made the first public reference to Soviet work on charged-particle beam weapons. Two months later, after considerable independent editorial research, this magazine published the first major story on the full scope of the Soviet charged-particle beam research program and the bitter controversy then raging in U. S. scientific circles over the significance of the Russian efforts (AW&ST May 2, 1977, p. 16).

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