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April 21, 1997

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FAA May Mandate Enhanced GPWS

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Russian Defense Conversion Slogs Along at Fitful Pace

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Minuteman 3 Emerges As Viable NMD Option

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FAA May Mandate Enhanced GPWS

Voluntary installation of the advanced systems by U.S. airlines could make requiring their use unnecessary

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Russian Defense Conversion Slogs Along at Fitful Pace

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Minuteman 3 Emerges As Viable NMD Option

WASHINGTON The Pentagon is taking a strong look at a once-ignored proposal to develop an initial U.S. national missile defense system based on modified Air Force Minutemen 3 missiles. But questions still remain whether such a system and its radars could be deployed without violating the ABM Treaty with Russia.

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Station Funding Promised; Congress Fires Warning Shot

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Defense Spending Up in Japan For First Time in Six Years

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ValuJet Expects Losses to Persist

MELBOURNE, FLA. ValuJet Airlines executives expect higher costs and tougher competition to cause the carrier to lose money through at least the first half of this year. “The third quarter will be our earliest opportunity to be profitable,” the Atlanta-based carrier’s chief financial officer, Stephen Nevin, told investors recently.

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Snow Hampers Search for A-10

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B-2 Drops GPS-Guided ‘Bunker-Buster’

COLORADO SPRINGS A U.S. Air Force B-2 test aircraft (AV-4) dropped an inert GAM-113 near-precision, deep-penetration conventional bomb at the China Lake Naval Weapons Center, Calif., in February (see photo, top left). The 4,700-lb. GAM-113 employs a follow-on version of the Northrop Grumman/Hughes Aircraft-developed GATS/ GAM (Global Positioning System-Aided Targeting System/GPS-Aided Munition) guidance package now used with 2,000-lb. bombs.

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F-2 Contract Awarded

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New Commercial Launch Pad Readied at Cape Canaveral

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