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February 16, 1998

HEADLINE NEWS

Hidden Weapon Sites Still Pose Problems

HEADLINE NEWS

Mega-consortium Concept Emerging

HEADLINE NEWS

Saudi Arabia Blocks USAF Warplane Shift

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HEADLINE NEWS

Hidden Weapon Sites Still Pose Problems

WASHINGTON The principal planner of the 1991 Persian Gulf air war says the U.S. military was misled by intelligence officials into believing they knew where most of the weapons of mass destruction were located. Moreover, while knowledge of these sites has improved in the last seven years, the whereabouts of perhaps as many as one-third of the storage facilities are still a mystery to the U.S.

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HEADLINE NEWS

Mega-consortium Concept Emerging

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HEADLINE NEWS

Saudi Arabia Blocks USAF Warplane Shift

Coalition disagreement pushes military planners to consider a heavier reliance on naval forces

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HEADLINE NEWS

Senate Considered Likely to Ratify NATO Expansion

WASHINGTON Pockets of opposition remain, but the U.S. Senate is considered virtually certain to ratify the “accession protocol” for NATO expansion that President Clinton officially submitted last week to the 100-seat body. Objections about the costs and strategic logic of inducting Poland, Hungary and the Czech Republic into the alliance are sure to be heard in the impending Senate debate.

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HEADLINE NEWS

Combat Weaknesses Trigger New Research

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AVIATION WEEK AEROSPACE BEST PRACTICES

Strategies to Improve Quality and Competitiveness

In a post-consolidation aerospace environment, all manufacturers—from first tier through third tier—must earn and maintain cost advantages, reduce time-to-delivery, produce defect-free products, standardize systems, meld corporate cultures and improve relationships with their suppliers and partners.
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HEU-EXPO '98 PREVIEW

Helo Makers See Rising Demand

DALLAS Spurred by rising sales and the introduction of new helicopters, airframe manufacturers are striving to expand market share in an increasingly competitive environment amidst growing concerns about future fallout from international financial crises.

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HEU-EXPO '98 PREVIEW

Erickson Pursues Heavy-lift Niche

CENTRAL POINT, ORE. Erickson Air-Crane is applying technology to help pioneer new heavylift applications and refine existing capabilities. Following seven years of steady growth, the company is scrambling to replace Asian markets muted by that region’s recent economic downturn.

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AIR TRANSPORT

Industry Team Pushes Focused Safety Plan

Airline/manufacturer/ALPA alliance seeks congressional, public support for agenda to prevent accidents

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MARKET FOCU5

Market Focu5

NEW YORK Until last week, Computer Sciences Corp. (CSC) was considered one of the companies that would survive the consolidation that is gaining momentum in the federal services and information technology market. It is a true behemoth in its particular industry sector, with 1997 revenues of $6.3 billion, and it has been an aggressive buyer, having purchased no less than 24 separate companies since 1992.

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