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October 9, 1978

New Particle Beam Technology

Key Beam Weapons Tests Slated

Management

Aircraft Bid of $12 Billion Set

Air Transport

Problems Still Plague Narita

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New Particle Beam Technology

Key Beam Weapons Tests Slated

Validity of concept as shipboard cruise missile defense to be verified by Navy in firings to study propagation

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Management

Aircraft Bid of $12 Billion Set

Defense Dept. Fiscal 1980 procurement budget request will assign the largest share to USAF, Navy fighters

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Air Transport

Problems Still Plague Narita

Narita, Japan—Long-delayed opening of the new Tokyo International Airport here has eased Japan’s air travel congestion considerably, but the facility still has major operational and political problems that may write new chapters in its tumultuous and sometimes bloody history.

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Management

Controls on Strategic Exports Revised

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Avionics

Navstar Accuracy Exceeds Expectations

Washington—Recent Navstar developments, including higher accuracy than expected, increase the prospect that the spaceborne system will become the nation’s future unified radio-navigation system for both civil and military aviation, maritime and land mobile users, as well as a contender for international civil use (AW&ST May 8, p. 26).

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Aeronautical Engineering

Navy Recon Role Foreseen for F/a-18

3031

Air Transport

Control Factor in Crash Investigated

San Diego—Accident investigators are trying to determine why a Pacific Southwest Airlines Boeing 727 did not appear to be controllable after it was involved in a collision with a Cessna 172 and plunged to the ground during approach to Lindbergh field here.

3031

Air Transport

Europeans Reduce Fares Improve Food Services

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Air Transport

Summer Traffic Sustains Solid Advance

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Editorial

Nato’s Industrial Problems

The maintenance of peace for nearly 30 years has been NATO’s greatest success. But this success masks NATO’s most persistent failure—unnecessarily weak conventional forces. NATO’s conventional forces are now collectively so weak that the day could come when the only difference between NATO and the Alamo is that we would have the option of calling down a nuclear holocaust before being overrun.
October 21978 October 161978