July 29, 1991

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Start Treaty Offers Blueprint for Future Cuts in Nuclear Arsenals

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McDonnell Douglas Sought $1 Billion Advance From U. S. to Ease Cash Crunch

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Main Engine Controller Error Delays Shuttle Launch

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Start Treaty Offers Blueprint for Future Cuts in Nuclear Arsenals

WASHINGTON The soon-to-be-signed START treaty will do little to rein in the strategic modernization efforts of both superpowers, but it does offer a ready-made blueprint for further cuts in each side’s nuclear arsenals that are already under way as a result of economic pressures.

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McDonnell Douglas Sought $1 Billion Advance From U. S. to Ease Cash Crunch

WASINGTON McDonnell Douglas, the nation’s No. 1 defense contractor, asked the Pentagon to advance it $1 billion against the company’s defense contracts early this year to solve serious cash flow problems. In a Jan. 24 letter to Donald J. Yockey, undersecretary of Defense for acquisition, McDonnell Douglas made the unusual request that an “advanced payment pool” be established which it could draw upon to “handle unforeseen events and provide for temporary surges.”

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Main Engine Controller Error Delays Shuttle Launch

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Plan to Deploy Limited Sdi System Faces Tough Fight in Senate

WASHINGTON A plan endorsed by the Senate Armed Services Committee that would dramatically shift the course of the Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI) program faces a contentious debate in the full Senate. The plan, part of the Fiscal 1992 defense authorization bill approved recently by the committee, authorizes deployment by 1996 of a ground-based missile defense system at Grand Forks, N. D.

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Navy Cost Analyst Warned A-12 Program Manager of Cost Overruns

WASHINGTON A Navy cost analyst said she warned the A-12 program manager as early as March, 1989, of cost overruns on the project, disputing his testimony earlier this year before a House subcommittee that he was not informed of problems until August of that year.
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Dryden Completes First Flights of F/a-18 Harv with Thrust Vectoring

SAN FRANCISCO NASA’S Dryden Flight Research Facility has completed the first test flights of its F/A-18 High Angle of Attack Research Vehicle (HARV) with a thrust-vectoring system in place. NASA is exploring the ability of thrust vectoring to provide improved control while flying at high angles of attack.

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Hughes Aircraft Restructures to Stress Nondefense Work

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Gec Ferranti to Broaden Airborne Radar Programs

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U. S. Air Force to Modify Or Scrap All Existing F-16s Due to Structural Cracks

FT. WORTH The U. S. Air Force is planning to modify or retire all F-16s built to date to correct cracking detected recently in the wing carry-through bulkheads and other structural areas of the fighter. “All of the pre-Block 50 F-16s will eventually require some structural modifications,” a Defense Dept, official said.
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French Halt Study Work on S45 Nuclear Missile

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