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Weapon Obsolescence (Part I) #296077

CBS Evening News for Monday, Mar 26, 1984
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(Edwards AFB, California) United States Air Force's efforts to prevent weapon obsolescence examined; F-15 and F-16 fighter planes cited as exs. Satellite photos of USSR planes seen. [Colonel Albert PICClRILLO - anticipates superior Soviet planes by next decade.] Dvt. of advance tactical fighter (ATF) plane discussed; historical aviation films shown. [PICCIRILLO - comments on problems in developing such sophisticated planes.] [Lieutenant Colonel Arthur BIANCO - describes (new) plane.] Scenes from "Star Wars" shown courtesy Lucasfilm. [Aircraft development planner Stan TREMAINE - declines comment on Stealth technology.] X-1 experimental plane recalled; X-29 prototype described, shown. [X-29 program spokesperson Glenn SPACHT - explains difficulty with X-29.] [Lieutenant Colonel Ed THOMAS - feels new planes are reaching limits of human endurance.]
REPORTER: David Martin

Martin, David;
Rather, Dan

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