December 10, 1973

Middle East War

Mideast War Spurs Renewed Interest in Standoff Weapons


Navaid Competition Grows Keener

Missile Engineering

Navy Backs New Laser Seeker

Middle East War

Mideast War Spurs Renewed Interest in Standoff Weapons

Los Angeles—U. S. efforts in standoff tactical weapons are attracting renewed attention in the light of the recent Middle East war, but there is little evidence of any immediate acceleration in either development or procurement of these airlaunched weapons.


Navaid Competition Grows Keener

Washington—Loran-C and Omega are competing for airline favor as a long-range navigation aid for oceanic operations to replace long-used Loran-A, which is scheduled to be phased out. But another two years will be needed to make a wise choice between Loran-C and Omega, as well as possible hybrid radio-inertial systems, an Air Transport Assn, spokesman cautioned here during the recent Institute of Navigation-sponsored National Radio Navigation Symposium.

Missile Engineering

Navy Backs New Laser Seeker

Modification of current Texas Instruments system would guide both Bulldog and Maverick air-to-surface support missiles

Space Technology

Pioneer 10 Blazes Path to Jupiter, Beyond

Middle East War

Israel Airlift Flights Underscore C-5 Rapid Deployment Capability

Tel Aviv—Lockheed C-5A heavy logistics transport, although still 18-24 months away from being a fully mature aircraft, is providing the U. S. with the capability of transforming its military equipment stockpiles into diplomatic and political muscle by rapidly deploying them over vast distances on short notice.

Business Flying

Air Taxi Competition Stiff in Caribbean

Dorado Beach, P. R.—Dorado Wings is one of a throng of commuter airlines and air taxi operators serving this island and neighboring tourist magnets in the West Indies, but it has a unique advantage in the shuttle service it operates between San Juan International Airport and its base here.


Inner-city Avionics Firm Pays Its Way

Baltimore—Small avionics manufacturing facility that Westinghouse set up five years ago in Baltimore’s inner city and staffed largely with persons who had no previous factory skills or experience has demonstrated its viability. The Specialty Electronics Assembly Plant (SEAP) now has 64 hourly paid employes, approximately 25% more than when it was started by Westinghouse Aerospace and Electronic Systems Div.

Cab Seeks Schedule Cut Power

Let me give you some idea of the difficulties in which we now find ourselves because of this energy shortage. The services presently being provided by our national air transportation system are being reduced by about 25%. Obviously, these reductions are going to sharply affect the kind of service we have grown accustomed to enjoying.
Air Transport

Carrier Fuel Outlook Improved

Reorganization of energy offices spurs better recognition for airlines; role of the CAB in schedule cuts still unclear

Aeronautical Engineering

Navy Urges Industry Aid on New Fighter

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