In Partnership With

February 7, 1983

U. S. Pacific Air Forces Modernization

Added Systems Capability Improving Force Presence

Special Report: U. S. Pacific Air Forces

Revitalization Effort Sparked by New Theater Defense Concepts

U. S. Pacific Air Forces Modernization

Realistic Training, Unity Boosts Combat Readiness

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U. S. Pacific Air Forces Modernization

Added Systems Capability Improving Force Presence

Kadena AB, Okinawa—U. S. Pacific Forces are exploiting the enhanced performance capabilities and higher mission availability rates of a new generation aircraft and weapons systems currently entering this theater to offset the numerical advantages of Soviet and other potentially hostile forces in the region.
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Special Report: U. S. Pacific Air Forces

Revitalization Effort Sparked by New Theater Defense Concepts

Air Force units emerging as strong deterrent in Far East following improvements in aircraft, systems and facilities

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U. S. Pacific Air Forces Modernization

Realistic Training, Unity Boosts Combat Readiness

Clark AB, Philippines—Emphasis on realism in air-to-air and air-to-ground training, a heavy volume of recurring joint exercises with other U. S. services and allied air forces, and a steady upgrading of range facilities in the western Pacific are contributing to the improved combat readiness of U. S. Pacific Air Forces.

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Special Report: Fiscal 1984 Budgets

Defense Dept Pushes Readiness, Nuclear Modernization

Fiscal 1984 authority request increases to $274.1 billion, an advance of $33.6 billion, or 13.9% from current year

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U. S. Pacific Air Forces Modernization

Spare Parts, Long Supply Lines Hinder Maintenance

Kadena AB, Japan—Maintenance of Air Force aircraft based in the Pacific is characterized by a chronic shortage of spare parts, a supply line that stretches halfway around the globe and a limited level of experience among military maintenance technicians.
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U. S. Pacific Air Forces Modernization

Command, Control Capability Upgraded

Osan AB, Korea—Command and control capabilities of Pacific theater tactical air forces are increasing effectiveness through modernization and integration of facilities and procedures. But associated communication links are considered only marginally adequate to meet projected peacetime and wartime requirements, theater commanders believe.
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Avionics

F-20 Avionics Goal Is Reduced Support

Los Angeles—Integrated avionics system being developed for Northrop’s F-20 Tigershark export fighter combines air-to-air and air-to-ground combat capabilities with high reliability that may eliminate the need for flight line support test equipment.

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Special Report: Fiscal 1984 Budgets

NASA Squeezes in Some New Starts

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Special Report: Fiscal 1984 Budgets

Navy Seeking Balance in Procurement, Readiness

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U. S. Pacific Air Forces Modernization

Military Construction Aids Air Force Update Effort

Suwon AB, Korea—Massive military construction effort is under way in the western Pacific to support modernized U. S. Air Force units presently operating in this region as well as additional units that would be deployed here in case of military conflict.
January 311983 February 141983