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150th flight for Jindivik



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No, 45

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FOR TRESS

15Gi2i1 i i'LIGIIT OR JILIDIVIK

(Statement by the Liinister for Supply, Senator i,en iinderson)

Jindivik pilotless target aircraft has successfully

completed its 150th flight at the Department of Supply's Weapons

Research stablishrlent at iioomera.

The :.sinister for Supply, Senator Len ilnderson, said this

in Canberra today (t gust 12).

Jindivik, designed and built by the Depart;ent of Supply's

Government Aircraft Factories, has been used in guided-weapon trials

at - oomera since 1952.

In those early days, prospects of achieving ::.ore than

10 flights with any one aircraft were generally considered as quite

remote.

The aircraft which has just completed its 150th flight

i.s just over five years old and has been used mainly for development

flights and range exercises.

Senator linderson said: "It says much for the quality and

design of Jindivik that this aircraft has achieved such longevity."

Ci if l tf uaust 1,2, 1969 .