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April 9, 1984

Missile Engineering

U. S. Develops Antitactical Weapon for Europe Role

Space Technology

Nasa Plans Landsat Orbital Repair

Air Transport

U. S. Stiffens Negotiating Stance

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Missile Engineering

U. S. Develops Antitactical Weapon for Europe Role

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Space Technology

Nasa Plans Landsat Orbital Repair

Mission could involve space shuttle in tanker role; repair or retrieval would first use maneuvering unit in polar orbit

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Air Transport

U. S. Stiffens Negotiating Stance

Officials deny the changes in policy represent a return to protectionism, but foreign governments put on notice

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Air Transport

Braniff Focuses on Business Traveler

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Avionics

B-1 Pioneers Airborne Phased Array

Baltimore—The Westinghouse AN/APQ-164 multifunction radar for the USAF/ Rockwell B-1B, pioneering the use of a phased-array antenna for airborne applications, is scheduled to start flight tests this summer on a B-1 A. Phased-array technology enables a single antenna to provide a very high resolution ground-mapping beam for weapons delivery and navigation, which is time-interleaved with a different, optimally shaped beam for terrain following and avoidance, eliminating the need for multiple antennas.

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Air Transport

British Carrier Inaugurates Concorde Service to Miami

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Satellite Communications

Acts Test Linked to Lead in Technology

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Aeronautical Engineering

Snecma Tests Future Fighter Turbofan

Paris—France’s Snecma has completed the first phase of ground-based tests with its M88 future fighter turbofan demonstrator engine and is dismantling the unit for inspection of the powerplant’s main components. The No. 1 M88 demonstrator was run for approximately 50 hr. at Snecma’s Villaroche facility south of Paris during the first evaluation phase.

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Business Flying

Starship 1 Tests Prompt Few Changes

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Aeronautical Engineering

Ge Developing Unducted Fan for 1990s Transports

New York—General Electric is developing and testing components of a counter-rotating unducted fan engine the company plans to begin flight testing in 1986. If successful, production versions of the unducted fan could power shortto medium-range transports by the early 1990s.

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