VOUGHT SYSTEMS DIVISION of LTV Aerospace Co, is a major subcontractor to Lockheed California Company for design and construction of the wing, empennage, aft body, alighting gear, propulsion system installation, stores pylons and all associated systems located within the airframe components of the S3A Viking anti‐submarine aircraft. Further, because of long experience in developing carrier based aircraft for the US Navy, the company was given the added responsibility of assuring carrier suitability characteristics of the airplane. This included development of detailed ground loads and all design criteria for taxi, catapulting and arrestment. VSD is also performing the carrier suitability demonstration programme, now underway at Patuxent River, Md.
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