Elements of the North American Air Defense (NORAD) system and U.S. Strategic Air Command in operation
United States USA Date:1959 Duration:3 min 52 sec Sound:Yes
Command and control center in headquarters of NORAD (North American Air Defense), at Ent Air Force Base, Colorado Springs, Colorado. NORAD Commander, General Laurence S. Kuter, USAF, and NORAD Deputy Commander, Canadian Air Marshal Roy Slemon, Chief of the Canadian Air Staff, step into the Center, to observe activities. Based on teletype messages, U.S. airman marks aircraft positions on plexiglass overlay of NORAD area map. Staff of the center phone information to other elements of NORAD. View of concrete SAGE combat center with staff at large radar monitors. USAF Convair F-102 Delta Dagger aircraft take off on an interception exercise. They are seen at altitude, firing air-to-air munitions, under command of the SAGE combat center. A CIM-10 Bomarc surface-to-air missile rising at a NORAD site and being launched. View inside the underground Command Control Center of the U.S. Strategic Air Command (SAC) at Offutt Air Force Base, near Omaha, Nebraska. Officers oversee the operation. B-47, B-52, and B-58 bombers are seen taking off. A SAC Major General at desk with a "Red Phone" connecting all SAC elements and the White House (shown). Control room of a ballistic missile center. View of SM-65 Atlas intercontinetal ballistic missile on launch pad and then launching. Civil defense officials man phones of national warning system, from NORAD headquarters. The system's links to North American cities shown on map. City street scenes.
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