July 13, 1992

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U. N. C-130 Mercy Flights Remain Sarajevo’s Lifeline

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U. K.’s New Defense Strategy Stresses Role in Preserving International Stability

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Columbia Returns with Data to Improve U. S. Competitiveness

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U. N. C-130 Mercy Flights Remain Sarajevo’s Lifeline

SARAJEVO, BOSNIA-HERZEGOVINA The three-month siege of this multinational city has left its airport without any air traffic control, radar or trustworthy navigation aids, so pilots are relying on visual procedures when making landings and takeoffs on mercy missions.

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U. K.’s New Defense Strategy Stresses Role in Preserving International Stability

LONDON The United Kingdom outlined a new defense strategy last week that emphasizes the uncertainties and risks in both Europe and the world, and Britain’s determination to play a wider role in seeking to maintain international stability.

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Columbia Returns with Data to Improve U. S. Competitiveness

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Army Selects Six Industry Teams for Corps Sam Concept Studies

WASHINGTON The U. S. Army initiated its move toward a next-generation mobile air defense system, awarding six industry teams contracts worth approximately $2.5 million each to begin concept definition studies for the service’s proposed Corps surface-to-air-missile system.

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Thomson, Poised to Pick U.s. Partner, on Track to Acquire Ltv By Deadline

NEw YORK French state-controlled Thomson-CSF expects to restructure its offer for a minority stake in LTV Corp.’s missile division in time to close a transaction by the end of July. For this to happen, over the next three weeks Thomson must strike a deal with one of three U. S. defense contractors with whom it is now negotiating, giving one of them majority control of the LTV business unit; work out a security arrangement with the Pentagon, and obtain U. S. government approval of the restructured offer.

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Alenia Plans Update Program to Keep Italy’s F-104s Flying Into 2000s

TURIN, ITALY Alenia has defined a new update program for Italian air force/Lockheed F-104s that would prolong their useful lifetime until the European Fighter Aircraft becomes operational. Program officials said the F-104 improvements would provide Italy with air defense coverage through EFA’s phasein—which has been scheduled to begin in 1998-99.

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Pentagon Comptroller Named Navy Secretary for 120 Days

WASHINGTON Moving quickly to fill the void created by the resignation of H. Lawrence Garrett, 3rd, over the Tailhook scandal, Defense Secretary Richard B. Cheney has appointed Pentagon Comptroller Sean O’Keefe as acting secretary of the Navy.
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British Defense Chief Urges Germany to Reconsider Withdrawal From Efa Production

LONDON British Defence Secretary Malcolm Rifkind has urged Germany to reconsider its decision to withdraw from production of the four-nation European Fighter Aircraft (EFA), rejecting German Defense Minister Volker Ruehe’s plea that the remaining development funds be spent on designing a smaller, cheaper aircraft.
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First-stage Design Changes Force Japan to Delay H-2 Launch Plans

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Astronauts Brief Europeans on Eva Challenges

PARIS The Russian cosmonaut scheduled to perform an extravehicular activity on the U. S. shuttle in 1993 will likely demonstrate refinements to work tasks that proved difficult for the Endeavour astronauts during their record mission in May.
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