CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Feb 11, 1969
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(Studio) Navy signs $40 million contract for new airplane, replacing F-111. Find cost may be $5-7 billion.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite
(Bethpage, New York) New war plane to replace F-111 similar; costs more. Navy hated F-111. When Air Force version ran into trouble, Navy version canceled by Congress Navy says it really wanted hot fighter plane: F-14. [Chairperson Defense Appropriations Sub. Committee Representative George MAHON - feels Navy desperately needs successor plane; urgency involved.] [Llewellyn EVANS - declares both military depts. knew what they wanted. Leadership at Pentagon responsible.] Reporter asks if that was Robert McNamara. [EVANS - you said it; I didn't.] [MAHON - thinks complicated weapon systems have several bugs to begin with.]
REPORTER: Steve Rowan
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