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September 25, 1989

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U. S.-soviet Team Plans to Fly Supersonic Business Jet By 1993

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British, Czechs Push for Tighter Controls on Plastic Explosives

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New Sdi Surveillance Satellite to Use Upgraded Titan 2 Booster

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U. S.-soviet Team Plans to Fly Supersonic Business Jet By 1993

SAVANNAH, GA A joint U. S.-Soviet team is moving to develop, produce and fly a supersonic business aircraft prototype by 1993 and to deliver the first production version two years later. In a series of rapid decisions, Gulfstream Aerospace and the Sukhoi Design Bureau also have agreed on the division of responsibilities for the project.

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British, Czechs Push for Tighter Controls on Plastic Explosives

MONTREAL The United Kingdom and Czechoslovakia are pushing hard in a diplomatic joint venture for an international treaty requiring that all plastic and sheet explosives be marked for easy detection. The issue of security and in particular proposals on how to deal with the threat of bombs made of plastic explosives is the leading topic of concern at the International Civil Aviation Organization assembly which runs here through Oct. 6.

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New Sdi Surveillance Satellite to Use Upgraded Titan 2 Booster

WASHINGTON The Strategic Defense Initiative Organization has started development of a $400-million surveillance demonstration spacecraft scheduled to be launched in early 1992 on board a new version of the Titan 2 launch vehicle equipped with eight solid rocket boosters.

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2d Nozzle’s Stealth Benefits Make Use on Atf More Likely

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Navy, McDonnell Douglas Agree on Modifications to T-45a Trainer

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Shutoff Valve to Isolate Dc-10 Tail Hydraulics

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France Approves Development of Apache Stand-off Weapon

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Pratt Ground Tests Thrust-reversing, 2d Nozzle for Stol Demonstrator

NEW YORK Pratt & Whitney is ground testing a thrust-reversing, two-dimensional nozzle design that will be flight tested on the USAF/McDonnell Douglas STOL/Maneuver Technology Demonstrator later this year. Although the S/MTD aircraft has been flying with 2D nozzles since May, the nozzles have not been equipped with their thrust reversers (AW&ST May 29, p. 44).
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Ferranti Defends Health of Primary Business, Despite Contract Irregularities at Subsidiary

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Bell-boeing Accelerates Flight Testing of No. 1 V-22 Tilt-rotor Aircraft

No. 1 Bell-Boeing V-22 Osprey tilt-rotor test vehicle is engaged in an accelerated flight envelope clearance program to permit the No. 2 aircraft to be ferried to Philadelphia for additional flight test work by Boeing. The No. 1 vehicle recently completed the first successful conversion by a V-22 to full wing-borne flight, faith Bell pilots Dorman Cannon and Roy Hopkins at the controls (AW&ST Sept. 18, p. 34).
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