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August 24, 1987

WALL STREET AND AEROSPACE: PART 2—FINANCIAL PRESSURES BUILD

Congressional Policies Sour Market’s View of Defense Firms

AEROSPACE IN SOUTH AMERICA: PART 2—MILITARY

South American Military Forces Face Increasing Hardware Needs

AEROSPACE IN SOUTH AMERICA: MILITARY

Superpowers, Stagnant Economy Influence Argentine Navy’s Recovery Strategy

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WALL STREET AND AEROSPACE: PART 2—FINANCIAL PRESSURES BUILD

Congressional Policies Sour Market’s View of Defense Firms

Declining defense budgets and reduced margins on contracts have soured investors on aerospace stocks. While aerospace/defense issues have risen in price, they have fallen far behind Wall Street’s record rally. The comparative cheapness of defense equities heightens speculation about takeovers and financial restructurings in the industry, prompting denials by executives of the leading defense contractors.
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AEROSPACE IN SOUTH AMERICA: PART 2—MILITARY

South American Military Forces Face Increasing Hardware Needs

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AEROSPACE IN SOUTH AMERICA: MILITARY

Superpowers, Stagnant Economy Influence Argentine Navy’s Recovery Strategy

Bahia Blanca—Naval aviation in Argentina is influenced by the decisions of major powers, the stagnant national economy and a change in the attitudes of the public, which has grown less sympathetic to the military in the past five years.
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AIR SAFETY: EROSION OF CONFIDENCE

Increasing Near-midair Incidents Spur Drive to Improve Atc Performance

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AIR SAFETY: EROSION OF CONFIDENCE

Ntsb Evaluates Factors in Detroit Md-82 Crash

Detroit—The crash of a Northwest Airlines MD-82, which claimed 155 lives here, and a series of near-midair collisions—one involving President Reagan’s helicopter— are subjecting U. S. air safety to renewed public and government scrutiny.
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AEROSPACE IN SOUTH AMERICA: PART 2—SPACE

Brazil’s Space Program Remains Dynamic Despite Fiscal Woes

San Jose dos Campos—Brazil’s space program continues to be the most dynamic and ambitious in South America despite the country’s financial problems and accusations of government attempts to politicize the space agency. Dr. Aydano Carleial, director of institutional programs for the Instituto de Pesquisas Espacias (INPE), said the agency’s activities cover a wide spectrum of research, including:
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NATIONAL SPACE GOALS

Ride Panel Calls for Aggressive Action to Assert U. S. Leadership in Space

Washington—Pressure on the Reagan Administration and NASA to define and execute a new national space agenda increased last week with the release of astronaut Sally K. Ride’s space goals report, calling for aggressive technology development and other action to assert U. S. leadership from Earth orbit to the Moon and planets.

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AVIONICS

Air Force, Marine Corps Study C-130 Missile Defense Systems

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AIR SAFETY: EROSION OF CONFIDENCE

Faa Orders Expansion of Los Angeles Tca

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AEROSPACE IN SOUTH AMERICA: MILITARY

U. S. Parts Embargo Grounds Chilean Air Force F-5 Fleet

Santiago—The Chilean air force will be forced to mothball its 16-aircraft Northrop F-5 fleet within a few months or sell the aircraft as more and more of them are grounded because of wear, corrosion and lack of spare parts. Only three Chilean F-5s remained in flying condition as summer began.
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