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December 18, 1989

HEADLINE NEWS

USAF Cuts Vehicle Design Work On Advanced Launch System

HEADLINE NEWS

Boeing Told to Solve Peace Shield Problems

HEADLINE NEWS

Litton Gets Share of ALR-56M Program In III Wind Plea Agreement by Loral

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USAF Cuts Vehicle Design Work On Advanced Launch System

LOS ANGELES The Air Force’s Space Systems Div. has been directed to terminate design work on the Advanced Launch System (ALS) program, a next-generation series of boosters which was scheduled for initial operational capability in the year 2000.

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Boeing Told to Solve Peace Shield Problems

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Litton Gets Share of ALR-56M Program In III Wind Plea Agreement by Loral

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Navy Fights to Keep Its Part Of ASPJ Program in Defense Budget

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Soviet Aircraft Conduct Flight Trials From New, Large-Deck Carrier Tbilisi

WASHINGTON The Soviet Union has begun takeoff and landing operations of Su-27 Flanker and MiG-29 Fulcrum aircraft and an Su25UB trainer from the new, large-deck aircraft carrier Tbilisi, which is undergoing sea trials in the Black Sea.
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Man-Powered Helicopter Makes First Flight

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AEROSPACE PERSPECTIVES

Changing Combat Aircraft Cockpits Reflect Evolution in Role of Pilots

WASHINGTON Thirty-four years ago, the first aircraft I flew as a pilot (dual) was a Navy N3N. The amphibious biplanes were stationed at the U. S. Naval Academy to give midshipmen an introduction to flying and naval aviation. The scarf, goggles, leather helmet and gosport were enough to induce me to enter flight training.

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Management-by-Rote Is the Fallout From Overzealous Prosecution

LOS ANGELES There is a particular beauty to one of labor’s more effective tactics—workto-rule. By following every instruction and precaution, many of them contradictory, people can virtually shut down a factory while still collecting their paycheck.

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When Terrorists Strike America, Who Responds?

WASHINGTON “Security against foreign danger is one of the primitive objects of civil society. It is an avowed and essential object of the American Union. The powers requisite for attaining it must be effectively confided to the federal councils. ” James Madison, Federalist No. 41 (1788)

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Helicopters Can Help Unsnarl U.S. City Surface Gridlock

NEW YORK It is a curious fact that many business executives in New York City, who value their time in thousands of dollars per hour, will sit in a limousine for 2 hr. to make a 7-mi. trip to the airport that one of the city’s helicopter airport shuttles can fly in less than 10 min.

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