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May 14, 1976
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* :44=-14 MEMORANDUM FOR; SUBJECT REFERENCE Approved for Release: 2019/07/30 C06527512 OTO/SDB Memo #1.54-76 14 May 1970 . Director of Research and' Development 1 TACANA Program DDO/SED Memo dated 7 May 1976, St Comments on TACANA 1. It is requested that ORD respond to the' technical aspects of the referenced memo, per my discussions with Mr. Don Reiser. The pertinent items mentioned in the referenced memo are outlined below. a. Clandestine acclimatiiation. b. A-B-C,klight behavior, with search at A for and clandestine release at A: � c. Retention time Of A.-B-C behavior, d. Impact of major location change on behavior. 2.- I would like to recommend the following procedure for your consideration, per our discussions of 12 May. a. Continue the present training, in Oklahoma, of the A-B-C flight behavior, including clandestine release at A and the search behavior at A for B, until this behavioral set is demonstrable on site in Oklahoma. 6.2(d) lb. Begin at onee'a collateral effort to determine the proper training procedures, and associated problems; for clandestine acclimatization above. Some sugges- tions for the accomplishment of this are (1) move 10-12 additional birds from California to Oklahoma for collateral training; (2) move 10-12 birds from ' California to North Carolina for acclimatization at E2 IMPDET CL BY ' Approved for Release: 2019/07/30 C06527e12 Approved for Release: 2019/07/30 C06527512 the (3) move four-tix-birdt from Oklahoma to California:. for acclimatization_ there sbY personnel. I will deliver -a written statement of definition of "clandestine-acclimatiza- tion" if this is required. 3. Please note that I fully realize that the above efforts have not been "put together" and as such do. not serve at definitive tests. However., 1 believe that later efforts Will allow full scenario testing and that the suggested procedure best utilizes available resources. 44 Both the efforts mentioned in,para 2 above should be completed prior to 2S June. Upon completion of each of efforts, I should he notified so that the TCT and ' the NIO/SA can arrange for an inspection tour. By 25 June the findings Of the NTO/SA and. the TCT Will be formulated into 'a recemmendation for or against Continuance of the program S. Assuming the program proceeds, it is further 2.-suggested that a training/testing site be prepared to receive the Oklahoma birds' by the end of Jane.i. The. birds. Should, be ,transPorted, to this new test site clandestinely, acclimatized, and testes:len the ArBrC ,behavior against 'A simulated target. Upon satisfactory ,perfortance-of.this task, final reinforcement prier to moving tO,Ikrathington.. should be accomplished. Please advise the TCT, if this cannot be accomplished by the first week in August, 6. In order to answer questions re the retention time, it it suggested that the.washillgton:teat,he con- ducted as at follows: Clandestine acclimatatian Plight test, group one Approved for Release: 2019/07/30 C06527512 de, + Approved for Release: 2019/07/30 C06527512 � SUBJECT; TACANA. Program Maintenance period d. FlighOest, group two e. Maintenance period. f. :Flight test, group three o'weeks one week'' two weeks .one week 7. It is requested that the ORD response he.directed to the Chairman,'TACANA/ItT,,_who will respond to the referenced memo: , Approved for Release: 2'019/07/30 C06527512