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November 13, 1989

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Tacsat Requirements Sent to Joint Chiefs of Staff

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Suit Claims Northrop Wrongfully Took $20 Billion for Stealth Bomber Work

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Europe Delays Soho Spacecraft Work Until U. S. Approves Joint Project Mou

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Tacsat Requirements Sent to Joint Chiefs of Staff

Los ANGELES The U. S. Space Command has sent a set of requirements for a tactical satellite system to the Joint Chiefs of Staff for review in what could be the initial step in development of small satellite systems for the military. The move by the unified Space Command is an example of the growing interest and increased pace of activity in the small satellite and launch system area within the Defense Dept, and the aerospace industry.
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Suit Claims Northrop Wrongfully Took $20 Billion for Stealth Bomber Work

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Europe Delays Soho Spacecraft Work Until U. S. Approves Joint Project Mou

NOORDWIJK, THE NETHERLANDS Europe has delayed the start of definition work on a multimillion-dollar European/U. S. scientific spacecraft because a joint memorandum of understanding for the project has yet to be approved by the U. S.

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Close Air Support Move in Congress Might Disrupt Production of F-16

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Task Force Urges Overhaul of Pentagon Policy on Industrial Cooperation with Pacific Rim

WASHINGTON The U. S. Defense Dept, must overhaul the way it does business with Pacific Rim nations to reflect the increasing technological and economic strength of the region, according to a Defense Science Board task force. The task force called for sweeping changes in the Pentagon’s policies and organizational structure to broaden cooperative industrial, trade and security projects with nations in the region.

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Usaf to Buy Used Boeing 707s for Use as Joint Stars Platforms

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Cost of Building Oth-b Radar in Alaska Doubles

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Congress Permits B-1b Electronic Countermeasures Modifications, But Imposes Strict Controls

WASHINGTON Congressional defense leaders have given the Defense Dept, permission to modify the B-1B bomber’s deficient electronic countermeasures systems, but only within strict testing and funding constraints. The House-Senate conference report on the Fiscal 1990 defense authorization bill stipulated that a maximum of six B-1Bs be modified.
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Major Defense Procurement Authorized for Fiscal 1990

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Technical Problems with Japanese Satellite Could Disrupt Ariane’s Payload Launch Sequence

PARIS/SAN FRANCISCO Technical problems with the Japanese Superbird B telecommunications satellite has led to a postponement of the upcoming Ariane V35 launch in December, and it could force Arianespace to change the order in which its customer payloads are launched during early 1990.
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