Animated map of Canada and the United States, illustrating North American Air Defense system.
United States USA Date:1962 Duration:2 min 10 sec Sound:NO SOUND
Actor Raymond Massey introducing the subject of North American Air Defense, which is a joint enterprise of Canada and the United States. A map of the United States, Canada and the Arctic. Animation shows radar sites comprising the Dew Line, Mid Canada Line and Pine Tree Line in Canada, as well as coastal and shipborne sites around the United States. Internal U.S. sites tied to the automated SAGE system (Semi Automatic Ground Environment) are shown. SAGE is a computerized control system for tracking and intercepting enemy bombers. The headquarters of NORAD (North American Air Defense) is shown, at Cheyenne Mountain, Colorado. Mr. Massey points out models of new antiaircraft missiles displayed on his desk. Animation shows how these can be fired from the ships at sea.
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