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May 22, 1989

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Superpowers Advance Disarmament Talks Despite Clash Over Tactical Nuclear Arms

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Sharp Rise in Brilliant Pebbles Interceptor Funding Accompanied By New Questions About Technical Fe

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Software Delays Norad Upgrade, Increases Costs By $207 Million

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Superpowers Advance Disarmament Talks Despite Clash Over Tactical Nuclear Arms

WASHINGTON The superpowers’ latest diplomatic round has laid more groundwork for large-scale disarmament treaties in the 1990s, despite a distracting clash over short-range nuclear weapons in Europe. With the Bush Administration nearing the end of its strategic review, the U. S. and the Soviet Union have agreed to resume negotiating a treaty to substantially reduce long-range nuclear weapons.

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Sharp Rise in Brilliant Pebbles Interceptor Funding Accompanied By New Questions About Technical Fe

WASHINGTON Questions are emerging about the technical and architectural feasibility of the Brilliant Pebbles kinetic energy interceptor concept, at the same time that strategic defense spending on the project is rising sharply. Several parts of the pebbles design could become the concept’s Achilles’ heel, according to some officials who are examining it.

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Software Delays Norad Upgrade, Increases Costs By $207 Million

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Tomcat 21 Will Include Technologies to Reduce F-14’s Radar Signature

WASHINGTON Grumman Corp. is currently evaluating technologies to enhance the survivability of the F-14 Tomcat by reducing the aircraft’s radar signature. The project is a precursor to a larger effort by the firm to develop an advanced version of the F-14, called the Tomcat 21.

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Cray Research Will Create Company to Develop, Market Cray-3 Computers

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Sdi Budget Cutbacks to Delay Near-term Weapons Deployment

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Bush Wins Victory on Fs-x Development Despite Senate Anger on Japanese Trade

WASHINGTON President Bush has won a bruising congressional battle to give Japan access to F-16 technology to design its FS-X support fighter. But the debate was another sign that Congress is increasingly likely to use a balance-of-trade yardstick when evaluating U. S. security commitments abroad.

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Gao Advises Air Force to Cancel Loral’s Advanced Radar Warning Receiver Contract

SAN FRANCISCO The General Accounting Office has recommended that the U. S. Air Force cancel Loral Systems Manufacturing Co.’s $210-million contract for the AN/ALR56M advanced radar warning receiver. The GAO concluded that Loral had illegally received “source selection-sensitive” information about Litton Applied Technology Div.’s AN/ALR-74 system during the competition to supply the new advanced radar warning receiver (RWR) for F-16, RF-4C and possibly other aircraft.
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Data Show Guidance System Was Trying to Stabilize Sicbm

VANDENBERG AFB, CALIF. Flight test data show the guidance system of the first small intercontinental ballistic missile was trying to stabilize it before the SICBM was destroyed with a command destruet signal from the ground. The telemetry indicates the guidance system was sending correction signals to stabilize the flight of the tumbling vehicle.
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B-2 Accounts for 51% of Northrop’s Revenues During Year’s First Quarter

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