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April 29, 1957
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Approved For Release 2002/11/19 : CIA-RDP62B00844R000200040044-1 29 April 1957 AQUA TON/OIL. T ? JEC T conditions are generally favorable for aerial reconnaissance over Europe and most of Siberia from April through October and in the far Last are moderately good in summer and at their best during the autumn. b. AQUATONE Detachments are now place and operational in Germaeny and Turkey with four aircraft each and t, aircraft. They fly occasional weather missions is support of their cover and high attitude air sampling missions, all over friendly territory. The Detachment in Turkey carrrries out occasional reconnaissance over the Middle East. e last nine, moot .. significant progress has been achieved through this Project to the development of radar camouflage. It is believed that the radar reflectivity of the U_Z aircraft can be to reduced as to create a good chance that a majority of overflight missions will avoid detection entirely. Nevertheless, It must be anticipated that at least a certain proportion of them will be detected, although their continuous track- ing should be extremely difficult. Our plan is to equip the U-2 aircraft # and as it is operationally developed, 3 which it is hoped can be by late June. * likely that. espec be relatively safe from lntercep ounaissaacee season. Nevertheless. ecurity surrounding this operation are sub- continuous erosion is the At UATONE capability must be regarded TS-164226 Copy. of6 Approved For Rel ;SE ;MET: CIA-RDP62B00844R000200040044-1 25X6 Approved For Release 2002/11/19 : CIA-RDP62B00844R000200040044-1 2. specific target* which have bean selected by the Intelligence Goan city nuclear weatl-ate?taias, and intercontinental bombers. To cover aen developments and Installations having to do with. Soviet g obtainable only through aerial reca ing the A+ joint Air greater security, en ploy deeper cover, craft outside of Military control. plaaesibls denial of U.S. military zees charges. Currently two U- moat, it to proposed that the present joint Project be continued (probably the bands of the Clandestine Service than in the, regular military as is, for the re&*"$ just stated, politically more viol e changes In orgawisation and cover) through 1951 and kept be 04 aircraft in addition to the these AQUAT+ E Detlac separate from the SAC squads s (subject of coarse to the Immediate tra for to SAC is t ho event of a war emergency). it to our view that such a exist. be trans a. Will limited ee rgets U such satbority cannot be gr; riucipal reason for dove a CIA framework (beet as a Air Force was to maintain crossingty argent to obtain keep the a possible mare veer the highest g now will. overt ;tft.d per -;tom Approved For Release 2002/11/19: CIA-RDP62B00844R000200040044-1 hould mere some, twelve to fifteen successful .5 becam any Soviet Approved For Release 2002/11/19 : CIA-RDP62B00844R000200040044-1 re to be authorised at , of men- if . S . pilau 25X1 C possibility of erfiight capability outside b. The modification of a few of the Agency'* aircraft to permit basing them a an aircraft carrier and thereby to avoid the a -o*nre of triewdly government* to political and diplomatic Ifur"O 25X1 C ALLEN W. DULLS Director Apprpvqd For Iape 2002/11/19 : CIA-RDP62B00844R000200040044-1