In Partnership With

March 12, 1979

Status of Programs

Status of Major U. S., European Defense, Aerospace Programs

Specifications

Leading International Aircraft

Air Transport

Brisk Transport Sales Forecast

1011

Status of Programs

Status of Major U. S., European Defense, Aerospace Programs

General Dynamics F-16 multimission fighter— USAF seeks $1.562 billion for 175 aircraft, $109.2 million for spares and $27.8 million for research, development, test and evaluation (RDT&E). ■ McDonnell Douglas F-15 fighter—USAF requests $965.5 million for 60 aircraft, $23.5 million for spares and $500,000 for RDT&E.
104107

Specifications

Leading International Aircraft

Country & Manufacturer ARGENTINA Aero Boero Cordoba FMA Cordoba AUSTRALIA Government Aircraft Factorlls Melbourne BRAZIL Sociedade Construtora Aironautica Neiva Ltd. Sao Jose dos Campos S.P. Empresa Brasileira de Asronautica S.A.-Embraser
146147

Air Transport

Brisk Transport Sales Forecast

8889

Specifications

U.S. Military Aircraft

Primary Mission Attack Bombers Fighters Reconnaissance Observation Patrol ASW Antisubmarine Early-Warning Cargo/transport Training Utility A-4F A-4M A-6E A-7D A-7E AV-8A AV-8B A-37B A-10 A-18 B-52G B-52H FB-111A F-105F F-106A F-111F
166167

Avionics

Complex-Function Single Chips Emerge

Washington—Availability of a wide variety of complex system functions on a single silicon chip, accelerated by infusion of $200 million in Defense Dept, funds during the next few years, will have a significant impact not only on the capabilities of military weapons and civil avionics but on the industry as well (AW&ST Oct. 2, 1978, p. 57).

120121

Specifications

U.S. Gas Turbine Engines

Manufacturer and Address Avco Corp. Lycoming Div. Stratford, Conn. Curtiss-Wright Wood-Ridge, N.J. Garrett Corp. AiResearCh Mfg. Phoenix, Ariz. General Electric Co. Aircraft Engine Group Evendale, Ohio Lynn, Mass. Model Number or Designation
116117

Specifications

International Gas Turbines

Country, Manufacturer and Address CANADA Hawker Siddeley Canada Ltd. Orenda Div. Toronto, Ontario Pratt & Whitney Aircraft of Canada Longueuil, Quebec CZECHOSLOVAKIA Omnipol Foreign Trade Corp. Prague 1 GREAT BRITAIN Rolls-Royce Ltd.
2223

Military

New Strategic Weapons Planned

Washington—U. S. is moving toward a new bomber to replace the USAF/Boeing B-52 in the early 1990s and a new advanced ICBM force in a survivable basing mode. U. S. strategic weapons planners believe that both weapon systems will be produced, regardless of the impact of a second strategic arms limitation treaty (SALT 2).

186187

Business Flying

General Aviation Sales to Grow

5455

Military

NATO Leaders Optimistic Despite Major Problems

Brussels—North Atlantic Treaty Organization’s future as a viable alliance against a steady Soviet arms buildup has entered a critical watershed period whereby only a continuation of across-the-board support for NATO military, economic and political strength will insure deterrent forces in the alliance.

March 51979 March 191979