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Approved For Release 2001/04/02 : CIA-RDP63-00313A000600050001-0 BEST COPY Available THROUGHOUT FOLDER Approved For Release 2001/04/02 : CIA-RDP63-00313A000600050001-0 Approved For Relea% 2001/04/02: CIA-RDP63-00313,UO0600050001-0 CHAL 0904-60 Copy of ac 10 March 1960 MEMOLANDUM FOR.: Acting Chief, DPD 25X1A Activities Report for Operations Branch 29 February - 6 March 1960 CHALICE SECTION: 25X1 A a. Ferry of 25X1A 25X1A following planning factors for future operations using slippered 360 to -completed 8 March. Completion of split profile mmmimu:y., rang: missions at have provided us with the (1) Maximum range ferry cruise for 900 nautical miles at altitudes of 57, 000 feet to 58, 400 feet; then climb to 70, 000 feet and maintain this altitude to start descent 75 nautical miles from house base. 25X1A Total Mission Time 945S Total Distance (No Wind) ~ Nautical Miles (2) Maximum range ferry cruise for 1500 nautical chiles at attitudes of 57, 000 feet to 61, 400 feet; then climb to 68, 000 feet and maintain this altitude to start descent 75 nautical miles from home base. 25X1A Total Mission Time 0 35 Total Distance (No Wind) 1 Nautical Miley Approved For Release 2001/04/02 : CIA-RDP63-00313A000600050001-0 Approved For Release 2001/04/02 : CIA-RDP63-00313000600050001-0 25X1A 25X1A 25X1A c. Operations Order 4-60 5-60 (GRAND SLAM) and 6-60 (SQUARE DEAL) were stint to the field. d!. alert for Object 350 sent to this "tine alert WECEN commenced trajectory forecasts 6 )Aarch 19". o. Middle East target requirements posted. Coverage being held in abeyance per instructions from AC/DPD. f. Psadieg Actions: 25X1A 25X1A 25X1A 25X1A 25X1A 25X1A 25X1A (I) Subject Date: Actions*: (2) Subject: Date: Actioneee: Middle East Coverage Stand-down except for urgent requirement DPD/OPS/CI 'AL. ,DPD/OPS/INTEL CORONA Mission 9008 16 March 1960 DPD/0PS/COR (3) Subject: Date; Actionee: 2. CONTROL CENTER: Ferry 343 and 349 to (IRANed Articles) Exchange for 353 and 378 returning to for IRAN 20-26 March 1960 ,BPD/OPS/CI AL Conducted Air Support Section briefing o on forthcoming operations. b. Assisted in briefing of Major General Canterbury and four other officers from ARDC Headquarters on CHALICE program. 25X1A Pending Actions: (I) Subject: Date: Actionee: Request for Replacement if Command Post Technician Z5 November 1959 DPD/ADMIT Approved For Release 2001/04/02 : CIA-RDP63-00313A000600050001-0 Approved For Release 2001/04/02 : IA-ROP63-003134P00600050001-0 OPERATIONS REQUIREMENTS SECTION: a. Assisted the Development Branch in a flight test of the Westmont Beacon. Results of this test were submitted in a memorandum dated 4 Yarch. In summary, this beacon was considered reliable at distances up to 18 miles when flying 500 feet above the highest terrain in the area. sham flying 500 feet above terrain contours, this beacon was reliable at distance* up to 8 nniles. It is pointed out that these tests were conducted in the mountains near Cumberland. Maryland, therefore. the reliable ranges are considered true reliability operating under adverse terrain features. 25X1A 5X1 D 5X1A 25X1A 25X1A 25X1A 25X1A 25X1 D b. Reached an agreement with concerning the utilization of the for proficiency training for his crews. has agreed that he will delay his proficiency training until the week of 28 April to 6 May. The use of this aircraft has been coordinated and concurred in by the c. Ina meeting with representatives from the Air Section and the Materiel Branch, it was decided that the Requirements Section should take Immediate action to obtain at least two more C-54 tnflight opening doors as soon as possible. stated that he was very satisfied with the door TSI) had developed after this door had been modified by his personnel for electrical operation. In a meeting with (TSD/ED) it was determined that two additional doors could be manufactured within a period of ninety days. estimated that after delivery of the doors, his crew could make the electrical modification within two to three weeks, assuming availability of C-54 aircraft. A letter will be prepared by Operations Branch. Requirements Section, requesting TS1) to take necessary action to have C-54 inflight open- Lag doors fabricated. Funds already available in the amount of 80, 000 to cover procurement of sere. Therefore. no activity program will be required. d. Coordinated the pickup and delivery of the APG-53A radar set at Indianapolis for delivery to Lockheed Aircraft for installation on the The Navy is loaning us this piece of equip- ment and has directed their factory (Navy Avionic Facilities) to provide this equipment. Approved For Release 2001/04/02 : CIA-RDP63-00313A000600050001-0 Approved For Release 2001/04/02 : CFA-RDP63-00313000600050001-0 25X1A 5X1 D 25X1A 25X1A 5X1 D 25X1A~ 25X1A o, proceeded to Bglin Air Forces Base, Florida, for the purpose of completing tests on -reported on 4 March that they had completed the taste as planned against near Tuscon. Arizona and that it was Judged to be an excellent piece of equipment. will remain at Eglfa Air Force Base to complete the testing of the This testing is scheduled for completion on I1 March. f. Plan to assist the Development Branch in a flight test against the BN-Z beacon during the week of 7-11 March. This test will be a comparison test between the BN-2 and the Westmont beacon. Schedule for this test flight is dependent upon availability of aircraft. g. A problem has developed concerning the fabrication of the 0-15 ca= e-,-& mounts by Hycon Manufacturing Company. This 25X1A problem concerns a secure method of letting the aecessary contract, is trying to work out a suitable solution. Pending Actions: (1) Subject: Date: Actioaee: 0-15 Camera Mount 11 February 1960 DPD/MB (2) Subject: Date: Action**: Subject fats: Actionee: Installation of Destructor System for Sensitive Equipment 4 January 1960 TSD Disposition of ASN-7's 15 January 1960 DPD/ OP'S / CSR (4) Subject: Date: Determination of Requirements. for Navigation Radan in C-130 IS January 1960 25X1A Actloaee: DPD/OPS/OR and CHAL (5) Subject: rest Evaluation Report 25X1A Bate: Acttonee: 26 February 1960 DPD/OPS/OR 25X1A Approved For Release 2001/04/02 : CIA-RDP63-00313A000600050001-0 Approved For Releas 2001/04/02 : CIA-RDP63-00313,,000600050001-0 (6) Subject: C-54 Iaflight Opening Doors Date: 4 March 1960 Actionee: OPS/OR in coordination with TSD (7) Subject. CIA Air Objectives 1960-1970 Date; 2 March 1160 Acttonee: DPD/OPS/OR (8) Subject: Fiscal Year 1961 Budget Estimate Date: .4 March 1960 Actionee: DPD/CAPS/OR. 4. INTELLIGENCE SECTION. a. No unusual activity considered appropriate for this report. . Pending Actions: None 25X1A 25X1A COMMUNICATIONS SECTION: a. Cryptographic communications were established between and Headquarters. c. During the mouth of Frbruary the OPO Signal Center handled a total of 1, 063,393 word groups of traffic. 4. Planning was completed for CHALICE staging operations and appropriate communication annexes written for Operations Orders. 25X1A 25X1A 25X1 C e. Pending Actions: None 6. AID SUPPORT SECTION: a. Aerations Plan has been approved by the Acting Chief, DPI?, and Chief, Far East Division. It will be sent to the field for comments. b. Mission TP-69-625 was successfully flown ;)a I March 1960. was dispatched during the mission. Normal ChiCom reaction was encountered. Approved For Release 2001/04/02 : CIA-RDP63-00313A000600050001-0 Approved For Releasl,2001 /04/02 : CIA-RD-P. 63-00313A000600050001-0 25X1 25X1A 5X1 C 25X1A 25X1 C c. The movement of aircraft. personnel, and supplies in to the staging base is progressing as scheduled, - craws are now being used to ferry C-130's to staging area. e. Detachment I was instructed to prepare an L-28 for 25X1 C transfer to The aircraft was ready for transfer on March 1960. 1. An answer to the State Department's letter pertaining to two Betio* was forwarded on 4 March. The answer Included a coe plater h ree year time table. It was pointed out that control comes from careful programming over a three year period. Any- thing short of the original nine aircraft will not offer the Agency any m&bstarttial return or control. S. Completed and forwarded to the NE Division a comparison data study on the C-47, C-119. and Elizabethan aircraft. 25X1A 25X1A h. Following DPD/AS personnel on TDT: (I) on TDY to Far East. a on TDY to Artic Survival School for a three week period. Pendlrtg Actions: 25X1 A (I) Subject: Date: Actionee: - Recruiting Letter 29 October 1959 DPD/ADMUH 25X1 A (2) Subject: Cleara f Date: Actlonee: nce or t9 February 1960 DPD/Security Approved For Release 2001/04/02 : CIA-RDP63-00313A000600050001-0 Approved For Release 2001/04/02 : CIA-RDP63-00313AO00600050001-0 (3) Subject: Securit Clearance for Nominees to Date: 29 Janus ry 60 Actioaee: DPD/Security (4) Subject: C-t30 Drop Platforms Date: 29 February 1964 Actionee: DPD/DB STANLEY W. BEES Colonel USAF Chief, Operations Branch, DPD-DD/P 25X1 C Approved For Release 2001/04/02 : CIA-RDP63-00313A000600050001-0