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June 22, 1998

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China Launch Controversy Expands to Larger Issues

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Pratt Begins Tests Of JSF Powerplants

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NRO Lifts Veil On First Sigint Mission

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China Launch Controversy Expands to Larger Issues

The cascade of concerns includes proliferation, deterrence, missile defense, trade policy and how to deal with Beijing

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Pratt Begins Tests Of JSF Powerplants

PALM BEACH, FLA., and NEW YORK Pratt & Whitney has begun ground tests of a derivative FI 19 engine that will serve as the main powerplant for the conventional takeoff and landing version of Lockheed Martin’s Joint Strike Fighter prototype.

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NRO Lifts Veil On First Sigint Mission

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Wall Street Lauds Raytheon CEO Pick

NEW YORK Raytheon Co.’s selection of Daniel P. Burnham to succeed outgoing chief executive Dennis J. Picard strongly suggests the company is prepared to embark on significant cultural change, with a focus on greater efficiency. Burnham currently is one of two vice chairmen at AlliedSignal Inc., but starting July 1, he will become Raytheon’s president and chief operating officer.

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Satellite Mishaps Throw Ariane Launch Manifest Into Disarray

PARIS Aspate of incidents involving launch payloads will force Arianespace to go ahead with the third and final Ariane 5 qualification launch without a paying customer and oblige the company to accelerate its launch schedule in the second half of the year to unprecedented levels.

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France, Germany, Italy Push for ESA Reform

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NATO Leaders Mull Further Military Options in Kosovo

LONDON NATO air commanders were busy drawing up contingency plans last week in the event they will be called upon to provide more muscle to diplomatic efforts to convince the Yugoslavian government to halt its military attacks on civilians in the separatist province of Kosovo.

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NASA Nears CSOC Pick

WASHINGTON NASA is readying to select between Boeing and Lockheed Martin for a lucrative contract to assume responsibility for much of the agency’s spacecraft operations and data distribution. The Consolidated Space Operations Contract (CSOC) will merge 15 separate operations contracts and transfer management responsibility to private industry.

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Pratt Defines JSF 119 Growth

West Palm Beach, Fla. Pratt & Whitney has outlined a series of growth steps that could boost the power generated by baseline engines it has developed for the Joint Strike Fighter program. Three steps have been examined that could allow the engines to generate up to 20% more power.
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JOINT-STARS VS. MOBILE MISSILES

J-STARS Battles SAMS And Bias at Green Flag

NELLIS AFB, NEV. The final segment of Green Flag 1998 was dedicated to finding mobile ballistic and air defense missiles, but like the search for Scuds during the Persian Gulf war, the effort began in frustration for some of the E-8C JointSTARS aircrew.

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