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November 20, 1970
Approved for Release: 2019/11/05-0O2624162 'vow'2J.urT 11� I DRAFT 20 Nov 1970 H SUBJECT: Draft Memo to Accompany DDI Reservation to DDSEtzT Memo Dated 1. The Directorate of Intelligence will continue to provide geographic and cartographic support to Project Aquiline during the remainder of its development and testing phases and to the extent feasible in consideration of other demands on the available resources. 2. It is my understanding that the manhours and equipment time necessary to support Aquiline in its operational phase would be very substantial, would require major adjustments in geographic and carto- graphic plans and programs, and, in fact, could exceed our means. Accordingly, I feel I must withhold an open-ended commitment pending careful study and clarification by the Aquiline group of the amounts, kinds, and time schedules of geographic and cartographic support required. 3. I want to express concern that the precise locational and elevation data required for the Aquiline navigational system may not r GROUP 1 Excluded from automatic downFrOrg and Approved for Release: 2019/11/05 CO2624162 Approved for Release: 2019/11/05 CO2624162 NNW - lowe be attainable for many areas of Communist China and, in any case, require careful and time-consuming compilation. 4. I should also like to call to your attention the fact that our ability to support Aquiline in an operational phase will depend very heavily on willingness and ability to make major adjustments in its production program. Moreover, it may also be necessary to levy very heavy requirements on the photogrammetric equipment of Indeed, the requirements may surpass capabilities. Our dependence upon an outside agency for our own input to the Aquiline project may pose a critical obstacle over which we have no control. Approved for Release: 2019/11/05 CO2624162 Approved for Release: 2019/11/05 CO2624162 23 No, 70 Hand-carried by with note from - - Does this draft give you and enough to work on? Approved for Release: 2019/11/05 CO2624162