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October 26, 1987

Departmental

Aerospace Calendar

Editorial

Patience Chinese Style

Departmental

Who’s Where

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Departmental

Aerospace Calendar

Oct. 27-28—Fourth Annual Flat Information Display Conference, Red Lion Inn, San Jose, Calif. Sponsors: Stanford Resources, Inc.; International Planning Information, Inc. For information: International Planning Information, Inc., 465 Convention Way, Suite 1, Redwood City, Calif. 94063; phone, (415) 364-9040.
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Editorial

Patience Chinese Style

The Aviation Expo/China 87 international exhibition that concluded here in Beijing last week demonstrated at one and the same time how much the Chinese aviation market has progressed in recent years and yet how far it has to go before it can be considered truly mature.
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Departmental

Who’s Where

James J. Renier, president, of Honeywell, Inc., Minneapolis, Minn., has been elected chief executive officer of the company as well, succeeding Edson W. Spencer, who continues as chairman. Willard H. Mitchell named vice presidentbusiness development and plans for Lockheed Aeronautical Systems Co., Burbank, Calif.; he will direct all marketing activities for the company.
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Departmental

Industry Observer

Marquardt Co. integral rocket ramjet ground tests for the Navy/Martin Marietta AQM-127A supersonic low altitude target (SLAT) have been completed successfully in preparation for flight testing scheduled to begin next month at Pt. Mugu, Calif.
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Market Focus

Aerospace participated fully in Wall Street’s record collapse on Oct. 19 as individuals and institutions liquidated their holdings almost indiscriminately. The selling wave gave the defense group no added valuation for the escalation of hostilities between the U. S. and Iran.
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Washington Roundup

Dressed to Kill The Navy is gradually adjusting to the management style of its new Secretary, James H. Webb, Jr., following the departure of John Lehman this spring. “Lehman ran the Navy like a small company, would not take no for an answer and was as comfortable in the program offices as he was fighting on Capitol Hill,” a Navy official said.
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FIGHTER PROGRAM DECISIONS

Navy’s Emphasis on ATA Threatens A-6F Funding

Washington—The high priority assigned by the Navy to its advanced tactical aircraft (ATA) program during current congressional budget hearings could result in the termination of the Grumman/Navy A-6F program. “There is only so much money in the planned budget, and the A-6F has the lowest priority among Navy tactical aircraft programs,” one senior Defense Dept, official said. “The Grumman F-14D fighter is needed to meet the anticipated threat, and the McDonnell Douglas F/A18 is becoming the fleet mainstay that can do both the fighter and attack roles.

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FIGHTER PROGRAM DECISIONS

Northrop Competes for Navy RPV Contract

Northrop NV-144 mid-range remotely piloted vehicle is launched from a Navy/ Grumman A-6 aircraft during tests. The NV-144 is one of two competing RPVs in the Navy/Marine Corps/Air Force mid-range RPV and target variant program. The NV-144 was developed by the Northrop Ventura unit of the Northrop Aircraft Div.
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FIGHTER PROGRAM DECISIONS

Marines Would Swap A-6Es For All-Weather F/A-18Ds

Washington—The U.S. Marine Corps would use a modified McDonnell Douglas F/A-18D for the all-weather attack mission if its Grumman A-6Es are transferred to the Navy, according to a senior Defense Dept, official.
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FIGHTER PROGRAM DECISIONS

Roland Air Defense Unit Delivered

First of 115 mobile chassis-mounted Roland air defense missile systems ordered by the West German air force and navy has been delivered by Euromissile, a consortium of Aerospatiale and Messerschmitt-Boelkow-Blohm. The Roland fire unit sits atop a specially designed shelter mounted on an eight-wheel military chassis.
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