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February 8, 1988

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Soviet Flatface Radar Proves Resistant to Countermeasures

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British Navy Orders Seawolf System

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Navy Awarding $42-Million Contracts For Advanced Missile Demonstration

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Soviet Flatface Radar Proves Resistant to Countermeasures

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British Navy Orders Seawolf System

LONDON British Royal Navy has placed an order worth approximately $72 million for the British Aerospace Dynamics Light-weight Seawolf point defense system for use on its new destroyers and on three existing aircraft carriers. The system consists of a four-barrel Seawolf missile launcher and two Marconi 805SW lightweight radar trackers.
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Navy Awarding $42-Million Contracts For Advanced Missile Demonstration

WASHINGTON The U. S. Navy plans to award two parallel, $42-million contracts in April for its advanced air-to-air missile program. Teams of General Dynamics/Westinghouse and Hughes/Raytheon are expected to submit final proposal updates by Feb. 29 to the Naval Air Systems Command.

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Lockheed and McDonnell Douglas Show Rise in Aerospace Profits

NEW YORK Strong fourth-quarter results by Lock-heed and McDonnell Douglas, beyond investor expectations, confirmed a pattern of strengthening profits in aerospace. Lockheed Corp. reported record earnings of $436 million from continuing operations in 1987, or $6.64 per share, up from $410 million in 1986, or $6.21 per share, as sales rose 10.8% to $11.3 billion.
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France’s Matra Seeks U* S. Partner To Develop New Ground-Launched Missile

PARIS France’s Matra is seeking a U. S. partner interested in cooperating on the development of a new medium-range surface-to-air missile, while the manufacturer also is studying improved versions or successors to its current production Crotale/Otomat missiles and the Durandal anti-runway weapon.
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Bell Joins Wing to First V-22, Begins Systems Installation

ARLINGTON, TEXAS Workers at Bell Helicopter Textron’s Flight Research Center in Arlington, Tex., last week began installing wiring, hydraulics and other systems in the first Bell/Boeing V-22 Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft being built under a multiservice $1.7-billion full-scale development (FSD) program.
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Firms View Asian Aerospace Show As Prime Marketplace for Far East

SINGAPORE The Asian Aerospace air show may become a major vehicle for aerospace manufacturers pursuing new joint ventures in the Far East and seeking to meet Asia’s burgeoning need for regional transports, according to exhibitors at the recently concluded show.

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McDonnell Douglas Chairman to Retire

DALLAS John F. McDonnell, president of McDonnell Douglas Corp., will become chairman and chief executive officer upon the retirement of Sanford N. McDonnell on Mar. 2. Chairman and chief executive officer since 1980, Sanford McDonnell turned 65 in October.
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Former NASA Chief Joins Spacehab

WASHINGTON Former NASA Administrator James M. Beggs last week joined Spacehab, Inc., as chairman of the board. Spacehab plans to use private investment to build short, pressurized modules to carry “secondary” payloads in the shuttle cargo bay.
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Indonesia Seeks To Manufacture 90-Seat Transport

SINGAPORE Boeing, Messerschmitt-Boelkow-Blohm, Fokker and IPTN of Indonesia are negotiating the joint development of an advanced 90-seat transport that may be powered by twin propfan engines. The project, which has been under discussion for about two years, is designated ATRA, for advanced transport regional aircraft.
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