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August 15, 1983

Middle East Aerospace: Egypt

Egypt Seeks Technology Transfer

Space Technology

Shuttle Crew Trains for Night Landing

Middle East Aerospace: Egypt

Radar Production Talks in Final Stages

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Middle East Aerospace: Egypt

Egypt Seeks Technology Transfer

Licensed assembly, coproduction pressed in procurement policy; efforts intensify to get more foreign military aid

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Space Technology

Shuttle Crew Trains for Night Landing

Johnson Space Center—Space shuttle management reexamined the possibility of landing shuttle Mission 8 at Kennedy Space Center as both the first night and first Kennedy landing of the program but decided flight safety benefits of an Edwards AFB, Calif., landing outweighed other considerations, according to USAF Lt. Gen. James A. Abrahamson, who heads the shuttle program.

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Middle East Aerospace: Egypt

Radar Production Talks in Final Stages

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Middle East Aerospace: Egypt

Firt F-16 Wing at Inshas Nears Operational Status

Inshas Air Base, Egypt—Tactical alert commitments are increasing with the General Dynamics F-16A air combat fighter as pilots here complete conversion training and as operational and maintenance experience is gained with the aircraft.
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Management

Defense Dept. Pursuing New Engine Spares Plan

Pratt & Whitney, military negotiate new procurement concept aimed at firm fixed prices for powerplant replacement parts

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Air Transport

Airlines Pursue Convention Market

Carriers mounting aggressive drive to capture direct sales to associations and corporate meeting planners

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Middle East Aerospace: Egypt

Hawk Air Defense Brigade Operational

Alexandria, Egypt—The first brigade of the Egyptian Air Defense Force equipped with the Raytheon Improved Hawk surface-to-air missile has completed training and is operational as Egypt blends U. S., European and Soviet missiles and doctrines to modernize its air defense system. The second brigade of four Improved Hawk (IHawk) batteries is in training at the Air Defense Institute near this Mediterranean seaport city, where surface-toair missile training also is conducted for Soviet-built weapon systems.
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Argentine Aerospace

Chincul Seeks Expanded Export Sales

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Middle East Aerospace: Egypt

Tempo of Airframe, Engine Production Accelerates

Helwan, Egypt—Planning for assembly and production of aircraft and engine parts for the Dassault-Breguet Mirage 2000 fighter is progressing quickly here at the Arab Organization for Industrialization airframe and engine factories, matching increasing delivery rates of the Franco-German Alpha Jet being assembled at these facilities.
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Air Transport

Task Force Reviewing Slot Allocations

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