March 9, 1987

Status of Programs

Status of Major U. S., European Defense, Aerospace Programs

Forecast & Inventory: SPECIFICATIONS

International Aircraft

Forecast & Inventory: SPECIFICATIONS

U. S. Gas Turbine Engines

1415
Status of Programs

Status of Major U. S., European Defense, Aerospace Programs

Grumman F-14A/D fighter—Navy is purchasing fewer of the Tomcat fighters over the next few years as the Grumman production line switches from the F-14A Plus to the F-14D, both equipped with General Electric F110 engines. Beginning in Fiscal 1989, all funding requests will be for the F-14D and the Navy plans on asking for 30 F14Ds in Fiscal 1991 and 42 in Fiscal 1992.
148149
Forecast & Inventory: SPECIFICATIONS

International Aircraft

164165
Forecast & Inventory: SPECIFICATIONS

U. S. Gas Turbine Engines

166167
Forecast & Inventory: SPECIFICATIONS

International Gas Turbine Engines

140141
Forecast & Inventory: SPECIFICATIONS

U. S. Military Aircraft

4445
Forecast & Inventory: MILITARY

Shortfall in Estimated Budget Slows Conventional Force Buildup

Washington—Defense Dept.’s conventional force buildup over the next five years is being shaped by the realization that military budget growth will not reach earlier expectations, forcing fewer new weapon starts, slower updating of current aircraft and more joint development programs among U. S. services and allies.

3839
Forecast & Inventory: MILITARY

SDIO Continues Research Across Broad Technology Base

Washington—The Strategic Defense Initiative Organization continues to conduct research across broad areas of technology, emphasizing destruction of Soviet intercontinental ballistic missiles throughout their trajectories, despite claims by critics that a decision has been made to narrow research and push for early deployment of a limited system.

182183
Forecast & Inventory: AIR TRANSPORT

Airframe Makers Near Key Technology Decisions

San Francisco—U. S. airframe manufacturers, anticipating a continuing healthy worldwide demand for transport aircraft through the turn of the century, are poised to make key technology decisions that will have significant influence on how that market is served.

3031
Forecast & Inventory: MILITARY

Soviet Strategic Force Upgrade Paces U. S. Modernization Effort

Washington—Efforts by the Soviet Union to upgrade and modernize its strategic forces continue to pace the U. S.’s strategic modernization program, which after six years is finally realizing the deployment of new strategic weapons systems.

170171
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U.S. Missiles

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