February 14, 2000

WORLD NEWS & ANALYSIS

Russians Analyze U.S. Blackout Bomb

WORLD NEWS & ANALYSIS

CIA: China, Russia Aid Arms Proliferation

WORLD NEWS & ANALYSIS

Nissan To Leave Aerospace Sector

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Russians Analyze U.S. Blackout Bomb

WASHINGTON At least one secret, new air-dropped weapon was used by the U.S. in attacks on Yugoslavia. Bomb tactics, employed apparently for the first time in combat by the stealthy F-117, dropped tactical munitions dispensers filled with fine, hair-like strings of electrically conductive material.

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CIA: China, Russia Aid Arms Proliferation

WASHINGTON Despite U.S. efforts to stem aid from Russia and China to countries seeking to develop ballistic missiles and weapons of mass destruction, the two countries remain key supporters of those programs, according to CIA assessments.

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Nissan To Leave Aerospace Sector

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Europe's XMM Yields First X-Ray Images

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Alaska Crash Sparks Checks of 1,100 Aircraft

Trim jackscrew was partly fouled and missing pieces. Two other MD-80s were found to have contaminated jackscrews.

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Stansted Seeks To Shed Hijack Airport Status

LONDON The head of London Stansted Airport has called for a review of a more than 20-year-old policy designating the facility as the site for aircraft hijacked to the U.K., following the most recent incident which was resolved peacefully last week.

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Engineers On Strike At Boeing

Seattle Boeing’s engineers and technical workers went on strike last week after last-minute negotiations by the nation’s top federal labor mediator failed to resolve an impasse in contract talks. An estimated 75% of Boeing’s 22,000 engineers and technicians walked off the job on Feb. 9, the first day of the job action.
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Procurement Glimmers, But Fails To Glow

Competing priorities rule out a Republican move to trump Clinton with an extra $30 billion a year for new weapons

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Aviation Modernization Battered in Budget Plan

WASHINGTON The Pentagon slashed at many of its aviation projects in a $291.1-billion budget submission that represents little real growth and provides additional money for only a few intelligence and missile defense programs. The largest increase was made to National Missile Defense (NMD) to deal with a 20% cost increase.

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C-17 Production Plan Takes New Twist

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