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March 6, 1989

HEADLINE NEWS

Bush Assigns Space Council Civil, Defense Jurisdiction

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Britain, U. S. Narrow Candidates for Astovl Propulsion System

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Tower Says Administration to Link Arms Control Stance, Strategic Goals

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HEADLINE NEWS

Bush Assigns Space Council Civil, Defense Jurisdiction

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HEADLINE NEWS

Britain, U. S. Narrow Candidates for Astovl Propulsion System

WASHINGTON Great Britain and the U. S. have narrowed propulsion candidates for a supersonic short takeoff/vertical landing aircraft that they want to fly in the late 1990s. Managers of the program, which began in 1986, now hope that a decision can be made early in the next decade to embark on an X-aircraft program.
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Tower Says Administration to Link Arms Control Stance, Strategic Goals

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Darpa Studies Optical, Radar Techniques for Spotting Submarines From Air, Space

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Britain to Assume Shorts Debt as Step Toward Sale

LONDON The British government last week agreed to assume debts of about $700 million that Short Brothers owes to commercial banks as a preliminary step to selling the state-owned company to private investors. The Northern Ireland-based aerospace manufacturer is the area’s largest employer.
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New Italian Space Agency Faces Management and Policy Problems

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Air Force Begins Captive-carry Tests of Advanced Cruise Missile Over Canada

WASHINGTON The U. S. Air Force began captive-carry tests of the AGM-129 advanced cruise missile (ACM) over Canada last Thursday. A USAF B-52 bomber from Edwards AFB, Calif., carrying one of the missiles conducted the first test over the Cold Lake Test Range in Alberta.
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Cfm56-3 on British Midland 737 Suffered Unique Fan Blade Failure

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Investigators Piece Together Wreckage From Damaged Tail Section of E-6a

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AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING

McDonnell Douglas/bell Team Introduces Its Lhx Concept

MESA, ARIZ. The two teams competing for the Army LHX light armed scout helicopter program are facing a difficult job maintaining desired combat performance while meeting weight and cost goals. Technological improvement must be made beyond current helicopters and their weapons systems to meet LHX weight and cost goals, but research and development funding is constrained by the Defense Dept. budget.

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