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April 25, 1983

Aerospace Calendar

Editorial

Watershed on Nuclear Defense

Who’s Where

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Aerospace Calendar

May 2-4—24th Structures, Structural Dynamics and Materials Conference, Sahara Hotel, Lake Tahoe, Nev. Sponsors: American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics; American Society of Mechanical Engineers; American Society of Civil Engineers, American Helicopter Society.
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Editorial

Watershed on Nuclear Defense

Mutual Assured Destruction as U. S. strategy in nuclear weapons deterrence has been a tenet of U. S. policy for two decades. It has been pilloried by antinuclear forces with its acronym of MAD by extrapolation into nuclear MADness. Oddly enough, those on the other side of the fence often have little affection for the concept either because of its aspect of holding this country hostage, not to mention the rest of the world.

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Who’s Where

Peter K. Chapman appointed vice presidentinternational program management for United Technologies’ Sikorsky Aircraft, Stratford, Conn.; formerly, he was vice president-systems and staff services for Pratt & Whitney Aircraft of Canada.
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Industry Observer

Flight tests of USAF/McDonnell Douglas F-4G Wild Weasel aircraft equipped with a Lear Siegler ARN-101 digital navigation and attack system are under way at George AFB, Calif. Integrated with the McDonnell Douglas APR-38 radar homing and warning system, the ARN-101 system is expected to increase significantly the bombing accuracy of F-4G tactical air defense radar suppression aircraft.
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Washington Roundup

Republicans on the Senate Commerce Committee have accepted the industry view that the Reagan Administration failed to fund last November’s aeronautical research and technology policy in the new Fiscal 1984 National Aeronautics and Space Administration budget (AW&ST Apr. 18, p. 55).

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Business Flying

Aircraft Import Opposition Rises

Builders of corporate jets press Administration for policies to improve competitive position against foreign products

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Missile Engineering

Trident C4 Missile Self-Destructs During Test Launch

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Space Technology

Shuttle Processing Bids Due This Week

Kennedy Space Center—Industry bids for the multibillion-dollar shuttle processing contract are due here Apr. 29 as National Aeronautics and Space Adminstration takes a significant step to shift the shuttle into an operational, commercially viable program.

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NASA Plan Speeding Challenger Recovery

Kennedy Space Center—Recovery plan designed to enable launch of four more space shuttle flights this year began with the return of the orbiter Challenger here Apr. 16 after poor weather kept the vehicle and its Boeing 747 carrier aircraft at Kelly AFB, Tex., two extra days.
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Second Indian Satellite Completes Tests

San Francisco—Second Insat-1 multiservice satellite, built by Ford Aerospace and Communications Corp. for the government of India, completed acceptance testing late last week, clearing it for shipment to John F. Kennedy Space Center.
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