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June 27, 1983

SPECIAL REPORT

Jordan Seeks Weapon Advances

SPECIAL REPORT

Israelis Penetrate Jordanian Airspace

SPECIAL REPORT

Jordan Girds for Its Future Military, Economic Needs

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SPECIAL REPORT

Jordan Seeks Weapon Advances

Objective is to bolster deterrent against quantitatively superior forces of neighboring nations Israel and Syria

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SPECIAL REPORT

Israelis Penetrate Jordanian Airspace

Amman—Penetrations by Israeli fighter aircraft deep inside Jordan's airspace and frequent Syrian reconnaissance flights into the kingdom in Soviet-built MiG-25s typify the precarious role this nation, with no credible deterrent, plays as a small but major regional political force surrounded by larger hostile countries.
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SPECIAL REPORT

Jordan Girds for Its Future Military, Economic Needs

Amman—Fighter requirement studies are being conducted here by the Royal Jordanian Air Force to provide an aircraft for the 1990s. These long-range studies include possible Jordanian participation in a Pan-Arab fighter program with the potential for assembly and some coproduction of the selected fighter.
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Space Technology

Orbiter Deploys, Retrieves Spas

Challenger crew's multiple use of manipulator arm confirms the capability of space shuttle as an in-orbit service vehicle

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SPECIAL REPORT

F1s at Azraq Take Interceptor/ground Attack Role

Azraq, Jordan—A second squadron of Royal Jordanian Air Force/Dassault-Breguet Mirage F1 fighters is being formed here at Mwaffaq Salti air base with F1E multirole air superiority/ground attack aircraft, joining an operational squadron of F1C interceptors assigned here.
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SPECIAL REPORT

Hawk Training, Readiness Geared to Fixed Positions

Zarqa, Jordan—Jordanian Improved Hawk surface-to-air missile crews rely heavily on realistic training against low-altitude Royal Air Force fighter aircraft trying to penetrate the missile's area of coverage and on readiness rates to compensate for the vulnerability of fixed air defense positions.
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Small Package Firms Streamline Rates

Washington—Small package and overnight delivery companies are striving to improve product reliability and streamline rate structures as increased competition and the economic recession narrow market shares. The prolonged recession already has cut into the small package business rate of growth.

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SPECIAL REPORT

Jordan Seeks Behind-the-scenes Role

Amman—Jordan is a nation seeking to avoid extremist involvement in the Middle East region, remain neutral and work behind the scenes with other, larger Arab nations to implement the peace process in the area, officials here said. Crown Prince Hassan Bin Talal told AVIATION WEEK & SPACE TECHNOLOGY recently that the U. S. must develop the concept of regional self-reliance while developing a buffer for the region.
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SPECIAL REPORT

Jordan Readies Defenses for Aerial War

Mafraq—Intense military preparations for aerial warfare, including multinational air defense missile systems, are focused near here by Syria, Israel and Jordan. With opposing forces only minutes away by fighter aircraft, combat could erupt at any time because of continuing political and territorial differences.
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NASA Plans Alternate Landing Sites

Ariane Success Bolsters Tight Mission Schedule

Paris—Launch rate of one mission every two months is planned for Europe's Ariane launcher following successful orbiting of a dual-satellite payload by Ariane No. 6 on June 16. The next Ariane flight will carry the Intelsat F7 communications satellite and is targeted for launch Sept. 15.
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