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March 14, 1988

STATUS OF PROGRAMS

Status of Major U.s., European Defense, Aerospace Programs

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International Aircraft

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U.s. Gas Turbine Engines

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STATUS OF PROGRAMS

Status of Major U.s., European Defense, Aerospace Programs

A-6E/F medium-attack aircraft (Grumman)—The A-6F program has been terminated, but Grumman is trying to keep the A-6 production line going. Under the latest plan, the Navy would upgrade 167 A-6Es with Norden APG-71 radar, digital avionics and Pratt & Whitney J52-P-408/409 engines for an aircraft designated the A-6G.
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International Aircraft

ARGENTINA Aero Boero Cordoba 115BS Trainer-Ambulance 1 2 35.8 23.0 6.9 961 1,543 1 Lyc. 235-C2 A re. 137 150-RV Trainer-Utility 1 2 35.8 23.1 6.9 1,248 1,861 1 Lyc. 0-320 A/E re. 152 150-AG Agricultural 1 2 35.8 23.1 6.9 1,349 2,207 1 Lyc. 0-320 A/E re. 142
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U.s. Gas Turbine Engines

T76G10,12,420,421 CFP 2 3 1 A 715/1,040 shp. 0.60 8.5 26 43.0 320/360 RI OV-10. TPE331-1 CFP 2 3 1 A 665 shp. 0.571 8.3 26 43 335 Fairchild Porter, Comm. 680, MU-2. TPE331-2 CFP 2 3 1 A 715 shp. 0.556 8.3 26 43 335 Shorts Skyvan. TPE331-3 CFP 2 3 1 A 840 shp. 0.548 10.3 26 43 355 Metro 2, Merlin 3, 4.
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Japan Tests Prospects for Further Increases in Military Spending

TOKYO Japan's $28.5-billion Fiscal 1988 military budget exceeds the traditional practice of limiting such spending to 1% of the nation’s gross national product. The budget is believed to be a test of prospects for continued spending growth.
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U.s. Military Aircraft

Attack A-4F McDonnell Douglas Skyhawk Marines 1 27.5 40.3 15.0 260 10,100 24,500 580 kt. class A-4M McDonnell Douglas Skyhawk Marines 1 27.5 41.2 15.2 260 11,236 24,500 600 kt. A-6E Grumman Aerospace Intruder Nav/Mar 2 53.0 54.8 16.2 529 26,896 60,400 Mach 0.8 class at sea level
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Congress Saddled with Years of Tough Defense Decisions

WASHINGTON Congressional defense analysts predict the downward trend in military spending will persist for at least several more years, intensifying the competition for dollars among new weapons, combat readiness, troop strength and research.

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International Gas Turbine Engines

Hawker Siddeley Canada Inc. Orenda Div. Toronto, Ontario J79-OEL-72 AFJ 17 3 10 15,800 Ib. t.* 1.97 12 38.3 208 3,485 Built under license; CF-104 J79-11A2 AFJ 17 3 10 15,800 Ib. t.* 1.97 12 38.3 208 3,560 Built under license; CF-104 J85-Can-402 , AFJ 8 2 1 2,850 Ib. t. 0.99 6.3 21.5 51.1 399 Under license, CT-114 Tutor
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Defense Acquisition Policies Hinder Contractors’ Ability to Innovate

LANCASTER, CALIF. Government acquisition policies imposed by Congress and the Defense Dept, over the last 10 years are severely hampering the ability of U.S. aerospace companies to maintain weapon system technological superiority, and will force a number of defense contractors out of business within the next 5-8 years.

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Start Talks Pose Questions on Strategic Modernization

WASHINGTON The Reagan Administration plans to continue modernization of strategic forces while forging ahead with negotiations on a strategic arms reduction treaty to reduce U.S. and Soviet arsenals by 50%. The Joint Chiefs of Staff maintain that while significant progress has been made in correcting force imbalances, action to date has not fully compensated for large Soviet investments in nuclear force improvements.

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U. S. Missiles

Abbreviations: AFLC—Air Force Logistics Command AFRPL—Air Force Rocket Propulsion Laboratory AFSC—Air Force System Command BMO—Ballistic Missile Office BL—Bell Laboratories GD/Convair—General Dynamics/Convair GD/Pomona—General Dynamics/Pomona
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