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November 27, 2000

WORLD NEWS & ANALYSIS

More Cold War Airborne Spying Missions Revealed

WORLD NEWS & ANALYSIS

European Union Forges Rapid Reaction Force

WORLD NEWS & ANALYSIS

ISS Crew Saves Progress, Readies Station for Shuttle

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More Cold War Airborne Spying Missions Revealed

WASHINGTON During the Cold War, U.S. airborne spies didn’t all fly fast, strippeddown bombers or exotic reconnaissance aircraft such as the U-2 and SR-71. Many were packed into cramped Compartments tucked into converted transport aircraft.

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European Union Forges Rapid Reaction Force

First steps taken toward a 60,000-troop force by 2003, but capability shortfalls pose a tough challenge

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ISS Crew Saves Progress, Readies Station for Shuttle

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER The aborted automatic docking of a 7.5-ton Progress resupply vehicle to the International Space Station, and emergency actions required by the ISS crew to get the critical resupply vehicle docked to the outpost on Nov. 18, will intensify Russian efforts to consolidate production of the rendezvous system in Russia instead of splitting the hardware with Ukraine.

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JSF Demonstrators On Track To Begin Critical STOVL Phase

EDWARDS AFB, CALIF. The Lockheed Martin X-35A has flown at supersonic speed and the Boeing X-32A is about halfway through carrier approach field tests as both contractors move closer to the challenging short takeoff/vertical landing (STOVL) phase of the Joint Strike Fighter demonstration program.

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Criticism Forces Bomb Upgrade

WASHINGTON The Pentagon is trying to defuse attacks on its use of some munitions after being stung by repeated criticism from humanitarian organizations that the U.S. military’s air wars have left battlefields littered with land mine-like objects.

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Spatial Spinoff to Dassault Signals Emphasis on Web

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Jassm Set To Begin Key Development Tests

WASHINGTON The U.S. Air Force has completed verification flights of its stealthy Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missile, clearing the way for the start of the cruise missile’s critical development test phase. The second of two controlled test flights (CT-2) was conducted successfully earlier this month, validating the redesign of the Lockheed Martin missile and the performance of its engines.

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Exchange Sees Its Future In Two-Bit Aviation Parts

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TAT, Investing in its Future, Sets Up New York Base

NEW YORK Russia’s TyumenAviaTrans (TAT) Aviation, in an effort to support its United Nations peacekeeping contract work and fulfill its goal of building strategic partnerships with major international helicopter operators, is opening a New York office.

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ESA Firms Up Mars Lander Project, Explores Role in 2005 Mission

Paris The European Space Agency has moved to reinforce a Mars lander mission planned for 2004, and is considering participation in an additional mission to the planet in 2005. Last week, ESA agreed to a series of measures that would strengthen the management and reduce the risks of its Beagle 2 lander project, and put the effort on sounder financial footing.

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