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February 23, 1998

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Geared-turbofan Engine Design Targets Cost, Complexity

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Pratt & Whitney Launches Geared Turbofan Engine

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Optimism, Concerns Dominate Hai Show

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Geared-turbofan Engine Design Targets Cost, Complexity

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Pratt & Whitney Launches Geared Turbofan Engine

The new propulsion technology could have a significant influence on the future of commercial aviation

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Optimism, Concerns Dominate Hai Show

ANAHEIM, CALIF. The Helicopter Assn. International’s 50th annual convention held here last week clearly demonstrated that the global helicopter industry is entering an era of stable growth, but a number of key issues must be resolved before that growth can be sustained into the 21st century, industry officials said.

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U.S. Army Considers Single Intelligence Aircraft

WASHINGTON The U.S. Army is designing a single, new intelligence-gathering aircraft to replace its small fleets of twin-engine RC-12 Guardrails, dedicated to communications intercept, and fourengine RC-7 Airborne Reconnaissance Low aircraft.

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USAF Begins Search for U-2 Replacement

WASHINGTON U.S. Air Force planners are in the midst of deciding how they will replace the venerable U-2. Service officials want to begin phasing in replacements before the existing reconnaissance fleet reaches the end of its structural life.

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Scud Missile Warning Time Cut to Seconds

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Icing Problem Delays C-130J Delivery to RAF

LONDON Lockheed Martin has taken to the road with its C-130J transport on a worldwide marketing blitz at the same time that the British Royal Air Force is trying to figure out how to cope with the latest delay in the program. The RAF has been informed that the first delivery, set for late this month in the latest revised schedule, now will not take place until July.

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New Russian Recon Keyed to Area Surveillance

CAPE CANAVERAL The Russian Military Space Force and Military Intelligence Directorate (GRU) are operating a new advanced 20-ton imaging reconnaissance satellite the size of a school bus and resembling the Hubble Space Telescope. Arkon-1 is the largest unmanned reconnaissance satellite ever launched by Russia or the Soviet Union, indicating that advanced military space system development continues there despite the country’s economic crisis.

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Vandenberg Launches Eight Satellites

Los Angeles Vandenberg AFB has been busy this month, launching eight satellites on two boosters in an eight-day period. An Orbital Sciences Taurus rocket placed two Orbcomm communications satellites and a Navy ocean-sensing satellite in orbit on Feb. 10, and a Boeing Delta 7920-10 launched five Iridium communications satellites on Feb. 18.

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Previously Secret NSA Techniques Now Available to Private Sector

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