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August 27, 1979

Management

Five-Year Budget Curbs Aircraft, Ship Buys

Advanced Manufacturing

Superalloy R&D Activities Intensified

Avionics

Boeing Award Gives Bendix Digital Edge

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Management

Five-Year Budget Curbs Aircraft, Ship Buys

Army modernization also cut in Defense budget draft that focuses strategic spending on MX advanced ICBM

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Advanced Manufacturing

Superalloy R&D Activities Intensified

New Hartford, N. Y.—Desire to reduce the cost of manufacturing superalloy stock for jet engine components and concern over continued scarcity of some crucial raw materials is spurring increased research and development efforts in the superalloy industry.

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Avionics

Boeing Award Gives Bendix Digital Edge

Boeing’s selection of Bendix avionics to supply seven different types of communications, navigation and identification equipment plus the airborne weather radar for its new 757/767 jet transports gives Bendix an edge in the introduction of the new Arinc Series 700 digital avionics family for the airline market.

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Aeronautical Engineering

Test Problems, Costs Cloud F/A-18

Washington — Controversy is building over unsolved test problems at Patuxent Naval Air Test Center, Md., on the McDonnell Douglas/Northrop F/A-18. At the same time, questions are arising over the high labor cost of the Northrop-built sections of the fighter/attack aircraft destined for the U. S. Navy and Marine Corps.

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Management

Synthetic Fuels Draw Defense Focus

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Management

Fiscal Gains Expand Lockheed's Vista

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Aeronautical Engineering

Aircraft Survivability Being Evaluated

Ft. Hunter Liggett, Calif.—Joint U. S. Army/Air Force/Marine Corps exercise to evaluate the survivability of fixed-wing and rotary-wing attack aircraft in a medium-to-heavy-intensity hostile air defense environment has begun here with potentially significant implications for future procurement of close air support/antiarmor aircraft by the two services.

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Avionics

New Procedures Key to Fuel Savings

Longmont, Colo.—Routine use of automated metering procedures and fuel-conserving profile descents at Denver Air Route Traffic Control Center here for flights landing at Stapleton International Airport has created “a new dimension for controllers.”

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Space Technology

Ground-Based Electro-Optical Deep Space Surveillance System Passes Reviews

Newbury Park, Calif.—TRW’s ground-based electro-optical deep space surveillance (GEODSS) system has passed several major design reviews leading toward initial operation of a full-scale test system early next year at the firm’s facility here.

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Air Transport

FAA Charged With Downgrading Safety of Aircraft

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