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Technology '88: Aerospace and military

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This overview of 1987 developments focuses on missiles, which overshadowed other events. The discussion covers the performance of Cruise missiles; the development of radar-triggered missiles; and the accuracy of the US Trident II missile. Also considered are the B-1B bomber and antimissile plans for the US Strategic Defense Initiative. An expert opinion is offered by Thomas F. Curry, chief scientist at E-Systems' center for advanced planning and analysis, who discusses belt-tightening by the US Department of Defense.<>

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IEEE Spectrum  (Volume:25 ,  Issue: 1 )