U.S. developments in defense against intercontinental ballistic missiles
United States USA Date:1959 Duration:2 min 25 sec Sound:Yes
Actor Raymond Massey standing in front of color map of North America, speaks about U.S. measures to defend against potential enemy intercontinental ballistic missiles. Aerial view of one of the largest radar antennas in the world being set up in Greenland and Alaska, and another planned for Great Britain, all part of the BMEWS (Ballistic Missile Early Warning System). A teletype machine printing information transmitted by the BMEWS system. View of technicians working in BMEWS communications circuit vault. More views of BMEWS radar antennas. Animated diagram of earth with early warning satellites orbiting to provide instant notice of missile launch. Views of U.S. Army Nike-Hercules missiles being tested, before development of the Nike-Zeus versions.
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