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August 7, 1989

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Air Force Will Buy Low-rate B-2s Under Fixed-price Incentive Contracts

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Investigators Find Reconstructed Tail of Dc-10 Riddled with Damage

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House Appropriation Action Signals Trouble for Atf, Advanced Cruise Missiles

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Air Force Will Buy Low-rate B-2s Under Fixed-price Incentive Contracts

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Investigators Find Reconstructed Tail of Dc-10 Riddled with Damage

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House Appropriation Action Signals Trouble for Atf, Advanced Cruise Missiles

WASHINGTON The House Appropriations Committee’s action on next year’s defense budget spelled trouble for numerous Air Force programs, including the advanced tactical fighter and advanced cruise missile. The House panel eliminated funding for the advanced tactical fighter (ATF) and made an unspecified cut in the advanced cruise missile program.

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Soviet Displays, Kit-built Aircraft Highlight Eaa Show at Oshkosh

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Senate Bolsters Commerce Dept.’s Authority in Reviewing Cooperative Arms Agreements

WASHINGTON The Senate has added a provision to the Fiscal 1990 Defense Authorization Act that would strengthen the Commerce Dept.’s authority in reviewing arms cooperation agreements with foreign nations. The measure, approved by the Senate, is an outgrowth of the lingering dispute over the U. S. agreement with Japan to cooperate on the development of the FSX fighter.

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Controversy Over Delays in Nasp Prompts Calls for Independent Technology Assessment

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Nasp Program Officials, Contractors Optimistic About Technology Issues

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U. S. Navy Conducts Successful Underwater Launch of Lockheed Trident 2 Missile Off Florida Coast

USNS RANGE SENTINEL The Navy’s first underwater launch of the Lockheed Trident 2 missile was conducted successfully off the Florida coast. The first attempt failed and another try was blocked by the Greenpeace antinuclear group. The Aug. 2 successful test from the USS Tennessee was observed closely by a Soviet electronics intelligence ship carrying an English-speaking official who carried on a running commentary with this instrumentation ship throughout the exercise.

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U. S., Soviet Firms to Develop, Market Commercial Booster Based on Ss-20

WASHINGTON Space Commerce Corp. of the U. S. and Technopribor of the Soviet Union have agreed to jointly develop and market a new commercial mobile launch vehicle derived from Soviet SS-20 medium-range nuclear missile technology. The three-stage, solid fuel launcher, to be named Start, will be capable of carrying a 300-lb. payload into an orbit of up to 500 km. (310 mi.).

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Soviets Visit Japan, Discuss Space Plans

TOKYO Soviet officials recently visited Japan to discuss possible cooperative space ventures, including joint development of an aerospace plane. Representatives of the Soviet government’s space agency, the Space/Industry Corp. and the Technology Export-Import Corp. met with officials from the Society of Japanese Aerospace Companies and the National Space Development Agency.
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