Accession Number : ADA315536

Title :   Astronautical Science and Technology Marching Toward the 21st Century,

Corporate Author : NATIONAL AIR INTELLIGENCE CENTER WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH

Personal Author(s) : Wang, Daoyin

PDF Url : ADA315536

Report Date : 28 AUG 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 45

Abstract : Aeronautical science and technology (AS&T) has become one of the most active and the most influential disciplines in the 20th century for the understanding of man and transformation of natural processes. Since the short flight of the first powered and maneuverable airplane by the Wright brothers early in this century, man's age-old dream of flying in the atmosphere has eventually become a reality. Following decades of exploration and struggle by several generations of outstanding personalities, aeronautics as a science and technology has rapidly progressed with continuous upgrading of aircraft performances. Aeronautical weapons and equipment have become the most important tool for the defeat of the enemy in the modern warfare; aircraft have become an indispensable means of transportation for the national economy and people's livelihood; a prosperous aeronautical industry is a vital mark of scientific progress and industrial development of the world nations.

Descriptors :   *AERONAUTICS, WEAPONS, MANEUVERABILITY, WARFARE, NATIONS, INDUSTRIES, AIRCRAFT, SHORT RANGE(TIME), FLIGHT, TRANSLATIONS, CHINA, TRANSFORMATIONS, CHINESE LANGUAGE.

Subject Categories : Aircraft

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE