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December 11, 1978

Aeronautical Engineering

British Updating Antisubmarine Force

Avionics

French Emphasizing System Concepts

Space Technology

Pioneer's Generation of Data Flow From Venus Begins

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Aeronautical Engineering

British Updating Antisubmarine Force

Onboard HMS Hermes—British Royal Navy plans to provide the North Atlantic Treaty Organization with a highly mobile antisubmarine force in the 1980s, with an all-vertical takeoff and landing air arm operating from air-capable ships of advanced design.

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Avionics

French Emphasizing System Concepts

Paris—Changing nature of radar air traffic control and air defense technology is fostering new emphasis on system concepts among French avionics producers. Thomson-CSF, France’s avionics giant, spanning a very wide range of civil and military activities both domestically and in the world market, is using its experience as a technology transfer firm to enable it to promote a systems approach to command/control and other major efforts, according to Louis Julien-Binard, director of the company’s Electronic Systems Div.

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Space Technology

Pioneer's Generation of Data Flow From Venus Begins

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Business Flying

Used Corporate Aircraft Market Strong

Washington—Used corporate aircraft market is paralleling that of new corporate turbofan and turboprop aircraft, with a continuing increased emphasis on the largercabin aircraft and airline transport conversions to business aircraft.
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Air Transport

Cargo Deregulation Hits Snarls

CAB rejects 11 of 14 applications for new authority as incomplete, faces suit on elimination of statutory rules

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Business Flying

Demand High for Amphibians, Floats

Sales of amphibian general aviation aircraft and amphibious and standard floats for aircraft are increasing at a greater rate than general aviation aircraft sales, according to industry suppliers. Reasons for the increased sales of amphibians and aircraft floats are varied, but include the increased utilization of float aircraft for support activities and to “get away from civilization,” one float manufacturer said.

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U. S. Export Policies

Relaxed Air Show Restrictions Forecast

Washington—Relaxation of the stringent limitation on government participation in air shows is expected from the Administration of President Jimmy Carter, and probably will have a marked impact on U. S. military equipment displays at the Paris air show next June.
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Business Flying

Three Aircraft Added, One Cut By Gulfstream

Gulfstream American is preparing for the production and certification of its Gulfstream 3, Hustler 500 and Turbo AgCat, while dropping the two-place Lynx from its smaller singleand multiengine line for 1979. The Savannah, Ga.-based company is beginning to modify the Gulfstream 2 production line in preparation for Gulfstream 3 production and at the same time is taking orders for a retrofit program to install Gulfstream 3 wings on existing Gulfstream 2s (AW&ST Sept. 18, p. 15).
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Missile Engineering

Ram to Offer Antiship Missile Defense

Los Angeles—General Dynamics is developing a missile for the U. S. and West German navies that has been designed to provide a quick reaction defense against highly coordinated antiship missile attacks at sea. The 5-in.-dia. Ram missile, currently in advanced development at General Dynamics’ Pomona Div., is intended to complement short-range self-defense gun systems and longer-range area defense missile systems on high-value ships.

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U. S. Export Policies

Review on Arms Restraint Set

Interagency group to make thorough review of unilateral policy; State Dept. weighing development of export fighter

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