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October 2, 1989

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Investigators Assess Role of Apparent Pilot Errors in Crash of Usair 737-400

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Defense Dept. Assessment Says Soviets Deploying Improved Icbms

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U. S. Aerospace Leaders See Little Hope of Improving Defense Procurement

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Investigators Assess Role of Apparent Pilot Errors in Crash of Usair 737-400

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Defense Dept. Assessment Says Soviets Deploying Improved Icbms

WASHINGTON The Soviet Union has begun to deploy a greatly improved version of its largest intercontinental ballistic missile and a silo-based derivative of its rail-mobile ICBM, the Defense Dept, said in this year’s assessment of the Soviet defense program.

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U. S. Aerospace Leaders See Little Hope of Improving Defense Procurement

WASHINGTON U. S. aerospace industry managers and government officials share the perception that there is little hope of swiftly resolving acquisition and contracting conflicts that plague the U. S. defense industry. A new study, undertaken by Ernst & Young to survey attitudes on 14 concerns, such as the U. S. defense procurement process and investment incentives, reflects general agreement on some major issues but widespread pessimism about the prospects for change in the next 3-5 years.

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U. S. Leaders Cite Need for National Technology Plan

NEW YORK The U. S. Defense Dept, should take the lead in developing a national plan of products and technologies to maintain the global competitiveness of the nation’s defense industry, according to an independent survey of U. S. industry and government leaders.

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Switzerland’s Pilatus Unveils Pc-12 Aircraft at Nbaa Convention

DALLAS Pilatus Aircraft of Switzerland has developed a new single-engine turboprop utility aircraft under strict secrecy at a “mini-Skunk Works” facility at Stans, Switzerland, to compete directly with the Cessna Caravan and Beech King Air 200.

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No. 1 B-2 Completes First Phase of Flight Envelope Expansion Tests

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Sdi Technology Tests Launched as Defense Budget Is Assessed

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Accords on Sdi, Cruise Missiles, Mobile Icbms Aid Start Process

WASHINGTON New U. S.-Soviet understandings on Strategic Defense Initiative, cruise missile and mobile intercontinental ballistic missile issues have opened the way for progress in Strategic Arms Reduction Talks. The accords, reached by Secretary of State James A. Baker, 3rd, and Soviet Foreign Minister Eduard A. Shevardnadze in meetings at Jackson, Wyo., increased the likelihood that the superpowers will be able to negotiate a START treaty in time for a summit next year.
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Braniff Files for Chapter 11, Slashes Flights

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Joint Atlas Centaur Mission Orbits Fltsatcom Spacecraft

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