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March 19, 1979

Air Transport

Scrutiny of Agent Fees Looms

Missile Engineering

U. S. to Test Abm System with Mx

Business Flying

Other Nations Monitor Hu-25a Effort

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Air Transport

Scrutiny of Agent Fees Looms

Carriers brace for unknown impact as CAB plans close look at possible antitrust implications of closed commissions

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Missile Engineering

U. S. to Test Abm System with Mx

Washington—U. S. is planning to prototype and test a new, rapidly deployable antiballistic missile defense system for use in concert with the MX advanced intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM). The Pentagon is considering deploying the new ABM system within the context of the present U. S.-USSR ABM treaty.

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Business Flying

Other Nations Monitor Hu-25a Effort

U. S. Coast Guard’s Dassault-Breguet Falcon Jet HU-25A medium-range surveillance aircraft program is being scrutinized by potential maritime patrol aircraft purchasers for attainment of stated performance and avionics integration goals.

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Space Technology

Jovian Moon Volcanoes Detected

Voyager 1 photographs reveal eruptions on Jupiter’s moon Io, first such activity observed away from earth

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Avionics

Soviets Narrowing Microcircuits Gap

Soviet microcircuit technology is closing the gap, but still appears to lag the U. S. by 2-3 years, according to an evaluation of Russian devices that was conducted by Control Data Corp. This appraisal is based on limited tests and analysis of a small number of microcircuits, including four-bit microprocessors, that were given to Control Data Corp. representatives by Soviet Ministry of Electronics officials.

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Space Technology

Funding Reallocation Forces Cutback in Unmanned Mars Programs

Pasadena, Calif.—Jet Propulsion Laboratory has completed a major scaling down of its National Aeronautics and Space Administration-funded research on future unmanned Mars exploration as a result of a shift in the space agency’s budget allocation.

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Aeronautical Engineering

Circulation Control Wing Demonstrates Greater Lift

Calverton, N. Y.—Touchdowns of a modified Navy A-6A at speeds as slow as 78 kt. were among the achievements of a circulation control wing (CCW) flight test program recently completed by Grumman Aerospace Corp. under contract to the Navy. Normal touchdown speed for an unmodified A-6A is about 120 kt.

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Management

New Programs Boost Defense Spending

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Management

Dod Civil Export Control Role Urged

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Space Technology

Loss of Tiles Delays Orbiter Ferry Flight

Edwards AFB, Calif.—Ferry flight of the first operational space shuttle orbiter to Kennedy Space Center has been delayed more than a week after loss and damage of a number of temporary and permanent thermal tiles during a short evaluation flight hours before the start of the scheduled 2,100-naut.-mi. trip to Florida.

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