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1962 - AIR DEFENSE COMMAND -  ADC's supersonic interceptors can unleash tremendous destructive 
            power, page 9 of 14


E&MP 103.010k


June - October 1962

[page 9]


Outstanding cooperation between the American military, scientific and industrial communities has characterized the development of equipment and weapon systems for the Air Defense Command

SAGE was devised and built within ten years; joint effort built the DEW Line and Arctic communications networks in spite of incredible logistic and construction problems; and BMEWS was operational in record time - with over 2900 American industries and businesses involved in its development.

The latest advances in technology are continuously applied to the problems of aerospace defense, with the result that ADC's inventory includes missiles, rockets and interceptor aircraft which can seek out, find and destroy any aircraft presently possessed by a potential aggressor - at any time and in any weather.

The current challenge - to develop and produce an effective weapon system to oppose enemy ballistic missiles and space vehicles - is now the subject of intensive concern to Air Defense Command planners, American scientists and representatives of the nation's industries.

Photo caption upper right:
Each of ADC's supersonic interceptors can unleash tremendous destructive power.

Photo caption lower right:
The "Falcon" family of air-to-air rockets includes radar guided and heat seeking models.

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