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June 15, 1998

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Radar Patent Skirmish Ripples Through Industry

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Shuttle/Mir Sails Into History

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Traffic Downturn Hits China on Eve of Summit

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Radar Patent Skirmish Ripples Through Industry

Patent rejection may increase scrutiny of U.S. national laboratory technology transfer programs

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Shuttle/Mir Sails Into History

JOHNSON SPACE CENTER The International Space Station program is beginning what will be an ongoing assessment of the lessons learned from three years of joint shuttle/Mir operations. The orbiter Discovery was scheduled to land at the Kennedy Space Center at 2 p.m. EDT June 12, concluding the last of 10 flights to Mir, nine of them docking/resupply missions.

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Traffic Downturn Hits China on Eve of Summit

BEIJING PERTH, AUSTRALIA Chinas aviation leaders have signaled that Boeing should not expect much of a payoff in terms of new aircraft orders when President Clinton meets with Chinas President Jiang Zemin late this month. Although they expect record deliveries this year and next, Boeings representatives in China said they are uncertain how many new orders Clintons visit might spark.

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Boeing Production Cutbacks May Not Go Far Enough

NEW YORK Asia-Pacific’s deep economic malaise and its severe impact on commercial aviation in the region will lead Boeing to scale back production of 747-400s later this year and 777s late next year, although not by much. But if a recent independent analysis comes even close to being accurate, Boeing’s cutbacks are likely to fall well short of the more drastic response Boeing may have to implement just over the horizon.

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Korean Air Splits 737 Buy

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U.S., South Korea Sign Open Skies Accord

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South Korea Keeps KTX-2 On Track

SEOUL Despite South Korea’s negative economic growth, Samsung Aerospace and Lockheed Martin Tactical Aircraft Systems continue to get a green light for the supersonic KTX-2 advanced trainer/ lead-in fighter program and have begun preliminary design of the single-engine aircraft.

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Loral Chief Adamant

NEW YORK Loral Space and Communications chief Bernard Schwartz, in his stongest statement on the subject yet, steadfastly insists no Loral employee transferred to China any technology or data that might help the nation’s ballistic missile program.

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Russian Engine Industry Struggles to Rationalize

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Global Hawk Leaves Runway

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