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Approved For Release 2000/05/22 : CIA-RDP33-09415A000100380001-7 CHAL 1027 Copy / of J- S JUN 1960 MEMORANDUM FOR: Deputy Director (Plans) SUBJECT: Proposed Reorganization for Project CHALICE REFERENCE: A. B. Memorandum for DD/P from AC/DPD; subject: Proposed Reorganization for Project CHALICE; dated 23 May 1960 (CHAL 0977) Memorandum for AC/DPD from DD/P; subject: Proposed Reorganization for Project CHALICE, dated 24 May 1960 (CHAL 0997) 1. This memorandum contains a recommendation for the approval of the Deputy Director (Plans). Such recommendation is contained in paragraph 9. 2. This memorandum up-dates memorandum indicated as reference A. 3. In reference to paragraph 4, reference A, after further consideration of the subject with the specific intent to provide maximum savings in money, personnel, and equipment while still retaining an effective world-wide operation- al capability, the following is the recommended operational equipment which would be required using the two-base concept: PROPOSED PRESENT PRIMARY AIRCRAFT BASE B ZI TOTAL TOTAL U-2C (J-75) 3 2 5 4 U-2 (J-57) 0 2* 2 8 These articles will be used for pilot proficiency training and any R&D flights which might be necessary. (Example: IFR Modification). If the operations schedule does not justify the retention of the J-57 aircraft they will be returned to the USAF. A recall agreement will be effected. Approved For Release 2000/05/22 CIA-RDP33-02415A000100380001-7 Approved For W ease 20( RDP33-m415A000100380001-7 PROPOSED PRESENT BASE B ZI TOTAL SPECIAL EQUIPMENT TOTAL B Configuration 3' 2 A-2 Configuration Tracker ELINT EQUIPMENT 0'i? 0 System I 3 2 5 8 System III 3 5 9 System VI 3 3 System VII OTHER EQUIPMENT 1 0 1 1 Granger Box 2 2 4 1 Ball Sampler 2 2 4 4 Filter Hatch 2 2 4 3 Weather Package SUPPORT AIRCRAFT 1 1 2 2 T-33 2 2 4 6 C-54 2 0 2 2 C-47 0 0 0 1 U-3A 0 1 1 *'F Underscored figures indicate changes to information provided in reference A. 4. In reference to paragraph 5, reference A, approximate personnel requirements which will be required to accommodate "Operational Equipment Requirements" in preceding paragraph are shown below: 25X9A2 Present Detachment B T. O. plus Contract Positions Proposed Detachment B T. O. plus Contract Positions Total Savings: 6 Personnel (1 Lockheed Crew (4), 2 Pilots) 25X1A2g * Approved For Release'' 4 P33-02415A000100380001-7 Approved For Release _ 33-O 15A000100380001-7 Present Detachment C T. O. plus Contract Positions 25X9A2 Proposed Detachment C T. O. plus Contract Positions - - (Includes 25X9A2 8 Firefighters Positions previously on Edwards T. O. Detachment C has no Firefighters on their T. O. ). Total Increase - 6 56 Closing of Edwards Detachment will provide net saving of/personnel (Includes T. O. and Non-T. O. Positions). OVERALL PERSONNEL SAVINGS: T.O. Positions 35 Non-T.O. Positions 21 TOTAL 56 NOTE: It is believed that further personnel cuts can be made at both operating bases. This possibility will be explored after each unit has had an adequate operating period with the proposed equipment reductions. 5. It is planned that CHALICE pilot assets will be reduced from 16 to 10 as of 1 September 1960. Five pilots will be assigned at each operational base. 6. Plans are being finalized for close-out of Edwards North Base Detach- ment approximately 15 July, and subsequent movement of Detachment C to Edwards between 15 July and 1 September. 25X1A9a 7. After perusal of latest proposals reference Inflight Refueling (IFR) Drone program and/or Carrier operated articles, it appears that from an operational monetary, and timeliness point of view the IFR modifi- cation provides the best course of action. 8. PROPOSED MODIFICATION AND COST: 25X1A1a a. 1 U-2(J-57) to U-ZC (J-75) b. Modify 5 U-2C's (J-75) for Inflight Refueling Modify 1 U-2 (J-57) for Inflight Refueling c. Single Side Band Radio (two way) *** TOTAL COST This aircraft would be IFR Flight Test Bed and would be completed and opera- tional tested prior to modifying andy U-2C's Plus Required Flight Test Time App oved Fio.p' a Z D /@5ft22 IA-RDP33-02415A000100380001-7 Approved For R~&ase 20 -: CIA-RDP33-15A000100380001-7 MW 0 9. It is recommended that: a. Reorganization as outlined above be approved for implementation. b. Modification program as outlined in paragraph 7 be approved. 25X1A9a 25X1A9a raph 9 are approved: Colonel USAF Acting Chief, DPD-DD/P Deputy Director (Plans) V 1 0 JUN 1960 25X1A9a DPD/OPS Distribution: ph (9 June 1960) Orig. - AC/DPD 2 - DD/P 3 - DPD/COPS 4 - DPD/OPS/CHA.L 5 - DPD/RI E r' Approved For Release 2000/05/2 CIA-RDP33-02415A000100380001-7