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- MX rail system nears full-scale development. // Aviation Week & Space Technology;4/25/88, Vol. 128 Issue 17, p18
The Defense Acquisition Board is scheduled to recommend moving the MX rail-garrison program into full-scale engineering development. If approved, the move would allow contract awards to be issued in May for design and development of the launch control system and missile launch cars. Total...
- Italy, France expected to formalize... Lenorovitz, J.M. // Aviation Week & Space Technology;10/3/1988, Vol. 129 Issue 14, p95
Reports a memorandum of understanding is expected to be signed soon by Italy and France for joint development of the Aerospatiale/Thomson-CSF Aster surface-to -air weapon system. The signing will formalize the cooperative effort that should lead to a mid-1990s service entry of Aster in its...
- Navy assesses failure of first Trident 2 underwater launch. Kolcum, E.H. // Aviation Week & Space Technology;3/27/1989, Vol. 130 Issue 13, p18
Report on the failure of the first underwater launch of the Lockheed Trident 2 D5 missile, and the Navy's assessment of it. The Trident 2 is the Navy's top priority weapons system and is planned to be operational by the end of this year. It blew itself apart after it went out of control at...
- Cheney endorses MX rail garrison, calls for few cuts in USAF budget. Morrocco, J.D. // Aviation Week & Space Technology;4/24/1989, Vol. 130 Issue 17, p22
Discusses Defense Secretary Richard B. Cheney's endorsement of the Air Force's MX rail garrison plans, and his rejection of further spending for the small ICBM and of less costly alternatives. Congressional opposition; Air Force programs; Budget and cuts.
- Second Trident 2 test failure points to missile design flaw. Morrocco, J.D. // Aviation Week & Space Technology;8/21/1989, Vol. 131 Issue 8, p26
Discusses the recent explosion of a Navy Trident 2 D-5 test missile shortly after its launch, the second failure in three underwater tests. Both failures are attributed to a flaw in the design of the missile's first-stage nozzle. Talks about theTrident 2 program, Navy evaluation of problems,...
- Trident 2 missile failure depicted. // Aviation Week & Space Technology;8/28/1989, Vol. 131 Issue 9, p22
Shows a section of the third Trident 2 performance evaluation missile following its self-destruction.
- France to delay S-4 missile program. // Aviation Week & Space Technology;10/23/1989, Vol. 131 Issue 17, p25
Reports that France will delay its S-4 nuclear ballistic missile program by about four years, but will continue industry research and development work on the program.
- Trident II misfires in Congress. Rossignol-Strick, M. // Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists;Dec1989, Vol. 45 Issue 10, p11
Reports on the fallout in Congress on funds appropriations for the Trident II missile program after the Trident misfired for the second time in three sea tests on August 15. Costs involved in program.
- [The MX missile controversy.]. // Congressional Digest;Jun/Jul85, Vol. 64 Issue 6/7, p163
The MX program has been the subject of dispute for over a decade. The controversy is entering another new phase in Congress as the Reagan Administration seeks to complete the deployment of 100 MX missiles. Coverage here includes: US strategic forces; Soviet intercontinental ballistic...
- Missiles bring war home. Peterson, Scott // Christian Science Monitor;7/30/97, Vol. 89 Issue 171, p8
Reports on the increasing reliance by countries in the Middle East on ballistic missiles as weapons of destruction. The tacit agreement to not fire ballistic missiles because of the fear of retaliation; The vulnerability of countries like Israel; Israel's quest for security; The arsenal which...