North American Air Defense System (NORAD) being exercised
United States USA Date:1959 Duration:3 min 54 sec Sound:Yes
Actor Raymond Massey in an office discussing importance of American military readiness. Street scenes in Manhattan, New York City. View from buiding overlooking Times Square in Mahattan, with Astor Hotel at left. Camera pans up (northward). Shift to North American Air Defense (NORAD) command center in Colorado Springs, Colorado, where U.S. Air Force men and women mark aircraft positions on plexiglass status board. During this exercise,NORAD Commander,General Laurence S. Kuter,USAF,with NORAD Deputy Commander, Canadian Air Marshal Roy Slemon, at his side, picks up phone to alert defense forces. View of DEW line radar site where men monitoring radar screens pick up returns from two incoming bombers. A NORAD radar picket ship at sea and sailor inside detecting incoming bombers on his radar screen. An airborne Lockheed EC121 Radar picket aircraft and crew member inside detecting targets on his radar screen. Views of personnel at various NORAD centers sending and receiving detailed information about the detected aircraft. Canadian and U.S. officers communicating on "red telephone." General Kuter and Air Marshal Slemon, consulting in NORAD headquarters command center. A Navy Captain on the "red phone." Klaxon horn alerts Royal Canadian Air Force intercepter crew who scramble to their aircraft. Canadian Avro CF-100 Canuck interceptors taking off. General Kuter and Air Marshal Slemon engaged in the NORAD command center. Unidentified 4-star Air Force General using "red phone." SAC bombers on airborne alert. Air Force officer alerts interceptor squadron. Pilots scramble to their F-102 aircraft. F-102, tail number 53-107 taxiing from hangar. Pilots being secured in cockpits. F-102s taxiing at high speed.BOMARC missile readied. Civil defense officials issue air raid alert.
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