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June 22, 1987

Missile Engineering

Ram Program Achieves Successes Following Near Cancellation

Paris Air Show

Avionics Companies Seek Greater Collaboration

Management

House Committee Faults Tactics Instead of Equipment in Stark Attack

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Missile Engineering

Ram Program Achieves Successes Following Near Cancellation

Los Angeles—The multinational XIM116A rolling airframe missile (RAM) development program, which came close to congressional cancellation last year, has made a turnaround because of recent test successes. If the ship-based short-range air defense missile continues to be successful, it will be a prime example of U. S./European cooperation combined with competitive production across the Atlantic.

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Paris Air Show

Avionics Companies Seek Greater Collaboration

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Management

House Committee Faults Tactics Instead of Equipment in Stark Attack

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Paris Air Show

General Electric Will Expand Collaborative Engine Programs

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Avionics

Inventor Proposes Locator System Using One Geosynchronous Satellite

A technique for determining vehicle position from a single satellite in geosynchronous orbit has been demonstrated in ground tests, according to its inventor, Richard Halavais. Halavais is president of Starfind, Laguna Niguel, Calif, (AW&ST May 11, p. 26).

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Space Technology

Future Soviet Space Exploration to Focus on Mars, Asteroids

Los Angeles—Space exploration by the Soviet Union during the next 10 years will focus on the study of Mars and small bodies of the solar system, Soviet space officials said during an international solar system exploration conference here.

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Management

Canadian Plan Calls for Sharp Change in Military Defense Strategy

Washington—Canada’s long-awaited defense white paper, the first comprehensive evaluation of the nation’s military posture in 16 years, calls for major changes in military strategy and outlines a series of new weapons purchases to bolster its warfighting capability over the next 15 years.

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Paris Air Show

Soviets Developing Advanced Aircraft to Upgrade Civil Military Air Fleets

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Paris Air Show

Israeli Air Force to Decide on F-4 Conversion By Next Year

Le Bourget—The Israeli air force is expected to decide by mid-1988 whether to proceed with development and possible production of the Israel Aircraft Industries Super Phantom conversion of the McDonnell Douglas F-4, which was displayed publicly here last week for the first time.

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Air Transport

All Nippon Seeks New Routes to U.s., Australia and Europe

Tokyo—Japan’s All Nippon Airways, a former domestic carrier released from a restrictive government ban on international operations by a 1985 policy switch, is seeking new routes to the U. S., Australia and Europe in an effort to consolidate its position as Japan’s second major international carrier.

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