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November 23, 1987

Viewpoint

The Aerospace Leadership Void

Who's Where

Industry _Observer

Industry _Observer

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Viewpoint

The Aerospace Leadership Void

(This is a condensed version of a speech given Nov. 13 by Paul Mann, AVIATION WEEK & SPACE TECHNOLOGY'S White House correspondent and senior congressional edi tor, at Aviation Week `~s~ conference in Washington on Aerospace Leadership in the 1990s.-Ed.)
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Who's Where

Richard W. Bohlen appointed senior vice president-operations for Rockwell International Corp., El Segundo, Calif., effective Jan. 1, 1988; he will succeed Donald J. Yockey, who continues as senior vice president. Stephen D. Spence, currently executive vice president-business operations for Rockwell’s Telecommunications Div. in Dallas, will succeed Bohlen at the Measurement & Flow Control Div. in Pittsburgh. Robert H. Gulcher has been named vice president and program manager of the National Aerospace Plane (NASP) program at Rockwell International’s North American Aircraft Operations (NAAO).
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Industry _Observer

Industry _Observer

NASA is planning to conduct a series of tests to determine loss of lift caused by effects of heavy rain. A NACA 64210 airfoil spanning 13.8 ft. with a chord of 10 ft. will be propelled at speeds up to 170 kt. under a water-dispensing gantry capable of producing rain intensities of 10-40 in. per hour.
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Washington _Roundup

Washington _Roundup

Nothing Positive U. S. aerospace/defense industry is heading into an era of consolidation and shrinkage through mergers, acquisitions and outright abandonment of defense markets, according to industry and government officials taking part in an AVIATION WEEK & SPACE TECHNOLOGY-sponsored conference in Washington this month.
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SHRINKING DEFENSE BUDGET

Congress Favors Conventional Defense, Production Efficiency

Washington—Research, development and procurement of conventional weapons, especially for the Army, were protected from the third year of budget cuts by slowing new starts in the Fiscal 1988 Defense Authorization bill submitted to Congress last week.

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Aeronautical Engineering

Navy Accepts First Production F-14A (Plus)

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SHRINKING DEFENSE BUDGET

Congressional Leaders Outline Terms of Arms Control Agreement

Washington—Congressional leaders said last week that they expect President Reagan to sign the Fiscal 1988 Defense Authorization bill because it no longer contains arms control language that he finds objectionable. The House passed the bill 264-158 on Nov. 18, and the Senate voted 86-9 the next day.
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SHRINKING DEFENSE BUDGET

20 Major Weapon Systems In Fiscal 1988 Budget

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SHRINKING DEFENSE BUDGET

1988Defense Bill Emphasizes New Science Initiatives

Washington—Significant funding increases for science and technology not related to strategic defense research have been included in the Fiscal 1988 Defense Authorization bill. House-Senate conferees agreed to increase total funding by $314.4 million over the Administration’s request to underscore the importance they place on technological needs.
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SHRINKING DEFENSE BUDGET

Real Defense Budget Authority

House Armed Services Committee analysis of 10 years of defense budget authority shows impact of sequestration on Fiscal 1988 spending (above). Column at left compares committee priorities with Senate Armed Services.’ High tier assumes White House/congressional budget summit agrees to tax increase; low tier assumes agreement collapses and sequestration takes place.
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