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March 31, 1975
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� Approved for Release: 2018/01/30 C06530716 To Secret (b)(3) Approved for Release: 2018/01/30 C06530716 Top Secret 134 � TSWS--13/75': MarCh � 19 7 fi Approved for Release: 2018/01/30 C06530716 (b)(3) � be coMpetitive.with Weetern,coMPuter_sYstems in export markets. The quality of peripherals available to East Germany from domestic or ,other CEMA countries in the Ryad program probably is not satisfactory East Getman officials' previously stated an interest in belling their computers to nom-communist countries excluding the US, Japan, and Western Europe. �CDC has been very successful in developing high quality peripheral devicea and matching them to varioun. Computers models made'.byOther manufacturers. The use of CDC peripherals would greatly enhance the overall system performance of the ES -1040 computer. Additional Information Revealed About Soviet Military Weather Modification Program: A well known Soviet atmospheric physicist recently revealed that a new experimental insti- tute is being formed in Obninsk which will deal exromsively with studies of military applications of weather modifi- cation. He also stated that military weather modification R&D is conducted by a group subordinate to the Soviet joint high command. This group receives the :tion's share of weather modification research funds. Comment: it is somewhat doubtful that the Soviet military weather modification R&D program receives sub- stantially more funding than the civil program. This program alone is funded at a rate several times higher than the US military and civil R&D programs combined. Nevertheless, this information is further indication that the Soviet military program is quite large. It is not clew-, Ixactly how the reported new institute at Obninsk, apparently subordinate to the Hydrometeorological Service, will fit in ,:o the overall picture. It is possible that it will be assigned the task of looking into the military utility of some of the more esoteric forms of weather and environmental modification while the military group concentrates on developing the more promisina tech- niques into otierational orocedurps. � esi Ttws-lpos 31 liar 75' (b)(3) Approved for Release: 2018/01/30 C06530716