AIR DEFENSE COMMAND - PAMPHLET
June - October 1962
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and reliable information which the men responsible for aerospace defense require to make quick but sound decisions.
The system is also used to implement the human decision by means of a "data link" between the SAGE operator and the actual defensive weapon.
Missiles are guided to the intercept area by electronic signals and manned all-weather interceptors may be "scrambled," intercept and destroy a hostile invader and be returned to home or an alternate base automatically; the pilot need only take off and land the aircraft.
With the exception of fighter-interceptor squadrons at Thule, Greenland, on Iceland and in Labrador, ADC's foreign installations are involved in radar surveillance and tracking.
Constant training and exercising with the most modern equipment and weapons has molded the Air Defense Command into one of the world's most powerful forces for freedom.
Filed by Science Service