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August 15, 1988

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Space Shuttle Engine Fring Test Marks Key Step Toward Mission 26

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Defense Leaders Lobby Congress Not to Initiate Fraud Reforms

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Eaton Defends B-1B Countermeasures In Defense Science Board Briefing

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Space Shuttle Engine Fring Test Marks Key Step Toward Mission 26

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER Completion of the space shuttle orbiter Discovery main engine flight readiness firing on Aug. 10 has bolstered NASA’s hopes for a shuttle launch late next month and has reduced to four the number of critical milestones to be completed before the launch takes place.

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Defense Leaders Lobby Congress Not to Initiate Fraud Reforms

WASHINGTON Defense industry leaders and Pentagon officials have increased their opposition to Congress’ efforts to impose new procurement or ethics regulations in response to the ongoing defense fraud and bribery investigation. The status of the investigation, which centers on how consultants help contractors win contracts, remains secret.
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Eaton Defends B-1B Countermeasures In Defense Science Board Briefing

WASHINGTON The B-1B defensive electronic countermeasures system performed well during flight tests against simulations of the top 10 Soviet threats, Eaton AlL told the Defense Science Board, but some of the threat bands had to be limited.

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Aspin Threatens to Block Funding for B-1B Bomber

WASHINGTON The House Armed Services Committee is threatening to block further funding for the B-1B bomber unless the Pentagon proves that salvaging the aircraft’s faulty electronics is worth the money. The committee has long been the BlB’s severest congressional critic.

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Hughes Protest Prompts Suspension Of $3.6-Billion FAA Contract to IBM

Los ANGELES The government last week suspended a $3.6-billion contract awarded to IBM for implementation of the FAA’s Advanced Automation System. The action was triggered by a protest filed with the General Services Administration on Aug. 4 by Hughes Advanced Systems Co.

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Short Brothers Asks U.K. to Allow Three Years to Prepare for Sale

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Douglas, United Technologies Contract Restrictions Eased

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China Prepares to Recover West German Experiment Launched on Long March 2

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John Deere Rotary Engine Exceeds Design Goals

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McDonnell Douglas Prepares to Begin Flight Tests Of F-15 STOL, Maneuver Technology Demonstrator

NEW YORK McDonnell Douglas is nearing completion of final ground tests that will clear the USAF/McDonnell Aircraft F15 STOL and maneuver technology demonstrator (SMTD) for first flight later this month. Remaining SMTD ground tests include electromagnetic compatibility tests, engine runs and aircraft taxi tests.
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