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March 9, 1998

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Global Hawk Begins Flight Test Program

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Interest Surging in Titan 4 Successors

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Europe Balks at Notion of Mega-consortiums

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Global Hawk Begins Flight Test Program

The flight reinvigorates Darpa's recon drone efforts, which have not flown since DarkStar crashed two years ago

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Interest Surging in Titan 4 Successors

WASHINGTON When U.S. Air Force planners decided to move ahead with new Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicles (EELVs), they anticipated that a heavy-lift variant would be needed for only a handful of launches of large, specialized government spacecraft.

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Europe Balks at Notion of Mega-consortiums

NEW YORK European companies, aerospace resentful of and the defense historical imbalance in joint ventures with their American counterparts, are cool to the U.S. idea of international consortiums that would compete against each other for major procurements.

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JSF to Spawn Black Derivatives

ORLANDO, FLA. First derivatives of the next-generation Joint Strike Fighter will not be electronic warfare aircraft to replace the EA-6B. Instead, they are likely to spin out of black programs with needs similar to the new, stealthy fighter, says Harry Blot, Lockheed Martin’s deputy program manager.

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Tighter Sanctions Urged Against Iraqi Smuggling

WASHINGTON The the head Persian of U.S. Gulf military is pressing forces for in tighter enforcement of international sanctions against Iraq, but Congress is worried the latest U.N./Iraq accord will weaken the sanctions instead. Gen. Anthony C. Zinni, commanderin-chief of the U.S. Central Command (Middle East and Persian Gulf), informed a Senate panel last week that smuggling in and out of Iraq is on the rise.

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Boeing Unveils Stealth Standoff Missile Design

ORLANDO, FLA. With competition for the Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missile (JASSM) scheduled to end early next month with selection of a winning contractor, Boeing has revealed some of its weapons capabilities. weapons capabilities.

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USAF: Were Running Short of People, Funds

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Bosnia Mission Ups Readiness Concerns

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Atlas Launches Intelsat Pulled Off Long March

CAPE CANAVERAL The tin $ Intelsat 100-million 806 spacecraft Lockheed is Marundergoing checkout in geosynchronous orbit this week following its launch on an Atlas booster here. The flight was earlier planned for launch from China on a Long March booster, but Intelsat pulled the unique satellite off the Asian launcher in the wake of a fatal launch accident.

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Sales Boom for French Firms

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