Swiss on the scent

Following ratification by both houses of the Swiss Parliament, the contract to purchase Bristol/Ferranti Bloodhound 2 as the standard surface-to-air missile of the Swiss army was signed in Berne on January 4. Discussed in Flight for July 20 last, the deal is worth approximately £24.5m, and is the largest British missile export order and the largest Swiss foreign purchase of any weapon.

Nord Vega performs

The latest Vega high-altitude ramjet test vehicle to be launched from Hammaguir, Algeria, by Nord Aviation reached 21,500m (70,540ft) and M4.15; peak skin temperature was reported to be 692ºC.

Flight International 11.01.1962 / 40 Years Ago

Source: Flight International