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November 2, 1987

Departmental

Aerospace Calendar

Viewpoint

Conventional Defense Must Be Strengthened

Who’s Where

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Departmental

Aerospace Calendar

Nov. 8-10—53rd Annual General Meeting, Air Transport Assn, of Canada (ATAC), Palliser Hotel, Calgary, Alberta. Contact: Mrs. Barbara Reynolds, ATAC, (613) 233-7727. Nov. 10-12—ITEA ’87 Symposium, International Test and Evaluation Assn., Boston Park Plaza Hotel, Boston, Mass. For information: Judith G. Shapiro, The Mitre Corp., (617) 271-2540.
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Viewpoint

Conventional Defense Must Be Strengthened

Rep. Les Aspin (D.-Wis.) formerly was a staff advisor for the Council of Economic Advisors and Defense Secretary Robert McNamara in the Kennedy Administration, and an economics professor at Marquette University. Elected to the House of Representatives in 1970, he was named chairman of the Armed Services Committee in 1985. He has supported weapons programs, but has been a leading critic of the Reagan Administration’s defense policy. Following are Aspin’s views on conventional defenses.

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Who’s Where

James E. Kinnu named corporate vice president-program management for Northrop Corp., Los Angeles, Calif. Harry C. Stonecipher elected president and chief operating officer of Sundstrand Corp., Rockford, Ill., and also elected to the board of directors.
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Departmental

Industry Observer

Grumman Corp. will open an Office of Corporate Technology in January, 1988, responsible for oversight and coordination of research, engineering, technology development and advanced concepts aimed primarily at military, NASA and Defense Dept, projects.
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Departmental

Market Focus

Though the White House economic summit threatens more pressure on the defense budget, share repurchase programs helped aerospace prices in a down market. Boeing netted $0.67 per share in the third quarter, about as expected, from $1.01 a year earlier.
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Departmental

Washington Roundup

No NASA Starts? The Office of Management and Budget has informed NASA it will approve no new project starts in the space agency's Fiscal 1989 budget, to help cut the federal deficit. NASA will appeal the decision to 0MB-and directly to President Reagan if necessary.
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WALL STREET AFTERSHOCKS

Declining U. S. Defense Budget Held Hostage by Economic Summit

Washington—U. S. military spending is headed for a third consecutive year of net decreases, and some key government defense analysts believe the decline may persist into the 1990s, in view of the stock market crash and the resulting domestic economic summit convened last week to quell the deficit.

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Strategic Defense Initiative

SDI Budget Constraints Likely To Foil New Army Contract Awards

Washington—The Army Strategic Defense Command has outlined an ambitious schedule of new contract awards to support the command’s role in the Strategic Defense Initiative in 1988, but budget constraints are likely to prevent the plan from being carried out, an Army official said last week.
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Missile Engineering

Air Force Tests Launch System Of Small ICBM

Inert small intercontinental ballistic missile (SICBM) is ejected from a canister at Vandenberg AFB, Calif., in the first test of the missile’s launch system, which boosts the missile out of the tube prior to first-stage ignition (AW&ST Oct. 26, p. 34).
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Space Technology

US. Air Force Titan Launch Restarts Heavy Booster Flights

Washington—Launch of a U. S. Air Force Titan 34D booster carrying a Central Intelligence Agency KH-11 imaging reconnaissance satellite from Vandenberg AFB, Calif., last week has bolstered U. S. strategic intelligence capability and restarted heavy booster operations following earlier Titan and shuttle accidents.

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