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Approved For-Release 200216M'I`" tIA-RDP63-0031 A000600070026-1 IDEA 0059 Copy ,'of 4- 23 November 1960 MEMORANDUM FOR: Acting Chief, DPD SUBJECT: Activities Report for Orations Branch 20-26 November 1960 1. PLANS SECTION: a. CORONA 9013 tentatively scheduled for 6 Dec',mbet due to extensive ground testing of camera. b. auccessfuliy completed. t personnel scheduled to arriv 21OOZ, 28 November. personnel scheduled to depart ZI 2 December c. First GREEN EYES mi: aiou 3003 successfully completed 27 Nov. d, I Imisiovar Scott AFB scheduled for 29 November, delayed indefinitely J V* GREN EYES commitment. 25X1A 25X1 ?ending Actions: (1) Subject: Date: CORONA 9013 6 December Actionee: CPS/COR, 25X1A Subject: ARGON 9014A Date: January l 9 41 25X1A Actionee: OPS/COR, (3) Subject: GREEN EYES Date: 25 Novembe r Actlonee: OPS/Plans, 25X1A Approved For Release 2002/10/31 : CIA-RDP63-00313A000600070026-1 Approved FoL,Release 2004LO CONTROL CENTER: a. Negative report for this period. Routine Control Center activities. 'es din Actions: Subject: Replacement of 25X1A Requested: I June Suspense: 22 July A tioneeea: ADMIN/PERS (2) Subject- 25X1 Requested: 6 October Actionee: ADMIN/PERS 2~X1D 25X1A 25X1A 25X1A 2IX1D 3. OPERATIONS REQUIREMENTS SECTION: a. LAC has started installation of th beea:r In the B-17 -craft. While the B-17 is at LAC we also plan to install the A detailed report on this installation will be contained in a Memorandum for the Record. b. Contact* and oncerning the feasibility of ling a gyro stabilised memory circuit in the w tag pod of the A meeting has been tentatively set up wi discuss these problems. dicated that ifIould design the gyro stabilized unit he could gure out a system of allocating space in the present C. Testing of the HI beacon has been again delayed due to non- 25X1~ 25X1 E 25X1! 25X1~ 25X1A availability of aircraft. During the coming week the Navy at Johnsvitle 25X1 has agreed to use the 4r o run beacon tests at 25X1A In the meantime continuing efforts will be made to utilize Boiling AT B CRT or Staff assigned C-54 aircraft. In addition to the above we are investigating the feasibility of installing an ARA-25 adapter in the __ 25X1A I K feasible to make this Installation at little cost, the officers In cbar-ge o 25X1A stated they would accomplish the IIRB test flights without re rte rursement. 25X1 ci. I I completed modification and test flights. Departel for overseas location on Z2 November. e. In order to cut down the voluminous report concerning Pending Actions of the Requirements Section, we are eliminating all pending actions other than those of a priority nature. Personnel interested in tbeje items may obtain information by contacting the Requirements Section. A revised list of Pending Actions is allow.: Approved For Release 2002/10/31 : CIA-RDP63-00313A000600070026-1 Approved For. Release 2002 A-RDP63-0034oaA000600070026-1 (I) Subject: B-17 Requested: 8 July Suspense-.` I February 1961 Actionee: CAPS/RS Subject; HRB Beacon Tests Requested: 1Z Augus t auapense: I April 1961 Actionee: OPS/RS and DB (3) Subject: Modification and IRAN (Cargo Version) Requested: 15 November Vasa Pon**: 15 February A ctionee: GPS / RS and MB (4) Subject: Requested: ZI November Suspense: OPS/R5 I. In addition to the above pending actions the fa active consideration by the Requirements Section: (1) lestructive device for U-2 (Z) Radon APN-iOZ (4) (5) owing are under ion of CL-44 aircraft or other aircraft suitable for (6) LAG Aerial Retrieve System ('7) for 10 inch Scope (8) Side Door Conveyor System Drop Containers (10) Pallets and Platforms Accumulation of Technical Library Concerning Aircraft 25X1 25X1 D Performance Data. Approved For Release 2002/10131 : CIA-RDP63-00313A000600070026-1 Approved Fo..Release 2002/10/31IA-RDP63-0031-3A000600070026-1 (13) requirem ve year projected clandestine aircraft and sterile aircrew (14) Map card destructor for all aircraft (briefcase type). (15) Destructor container for use with pressurized aircraft. (16) Monitor progress of avion beacon development. (17) Plastic collapsible shelter for field use. onitor progress being made on Twin Hello development. Twin Hello retractible gear. Monitor SALA work invoices. (4) Obtain (22) Coordinate 25X1,4 25X1', (24) Coordinate IRAN and retrofit program in accordance with new timetable. (25) Monitor the Development Branchproject. (26) Investigate feasibility of instaliin Agency aircraft. (27) Evaluate feasibility of insulting 1in.1.argo aircraft. 4. INTELLIGENCE SECTION: a.' Prepared memo to DD/P requesting approval for a briefing on DPD activities for Vice Admiral Beakley, Deputy Chief, Naval Operations; 25X1A 25X1 q 25X11 25X1 Approved For Release 2002/10/31 : CIA-RDP63-00313A000600070026-1 Approved For Release 20 1Ui CIA-RDP63-0031,x4000600070026-1 Year Admiral Lowrance, Director Naval Intelligence; and Rear Admiral Assistant Chief 3 val Operations 1Fleetl. .DDJP approved and the 25X1A 2$X1A 25X1 D 25X1 briefing was conducted on 23 November. Subjects covered included 25X1 IDEALIST, CORONA, and limited date on Discussion of latter brought out the importance of coordination with the Navy to insure against possible intercept by carrier planes, ASR support, etc. Coordination has been suggested and will be implemented by The officers 25X1 briefed assured DPI) of thier continued support on any requirements which might develop. b. Attended COMOR meeting 22 November. Discussions of interest to DPD Included: (1) Termination o acuity at Det B. The Air Force representative requested we defer a decision until he :consulted his principal on the question of equirements in the area. y whether CORONA vehicle included any 25X1 which wold be of interest to the COMOR. DPI) representative stated there was none to his knowledge but would investigate further. (3) Air Force query concerning additional clearances for Air Weather Service personnel. DPI) representative stated that additional T-KH clearances could not be justified on the basis of operational requirements and agreed to prepare a memo to this effect to the Air F o rce. 25X1A c. Prepared and participated in a briefing for DDIP on target coverage of Cuba. d. Prepared briefing for DCI on titrike missions against Cuba, to be given the week of 27 November. Prepared and forwarded t pperational mission briefings. f. Prepared mission coverage display for Mission 3002. g. Prepared birefing aid for Air Eectton showing MIG operational radius from Kunming. China. h. Revised KICKOFF briefing book to reflect GREEN EYES operation I. Pending Actions: Nozx#1 and flight platen. Approved For Release 20021:0/31 IA-RDP63-00313A000600070026-1 Approved For Release 2002/10/31 DP63-00313A000600070026-1 25X1A COMMUNICATIONS SECTION: Communications Team Leader for Dot H, CT/C. departed Headquarters for further 25X1A b, i 25K1 A 25' 1 25k1A 25X1 25X1 25X1 25)1A 25X1A 25X1A 25X1A 25X1A 25)1A tnA oau operations. CT/C, departed Headquarters TDY for e s final center staff during the forthcoming OPCEN cryptographic link was activated on 26 Nov. center is currently staffed with two cryptographers from and rom Headquarters signal center. Electronic Engineer, arrived =beer for approximately one month TDY in connection w t e ]program. e. The mo of the s completed Z5 November. All traffic will be passed via TWX channels reserving Aircamnet for backup. sing) f.. Electronic Engineer from Dent B. who was acheduied for Det IT, did not pass his returnee medical examination and will not be available at the new location. Due to a complete dearth of engineers, it was necessary to fill the technical slot with g- a tech rep from R. and W. departed on 23 November. h. Pending Actions: None AIR SUPPORT SECTION: a.1 pith for the Project, is scheduled to depart on l Dec. 25X1; 25X1 25X1 25X1A'; 25X1A b. Final approval received fa mission with Approved For Release 2002/10/31 : CIA-RDP63-00313A000600070026-1 Approved For Release 2002/10/31 : CIA-RDP63-00313A000600070026-1 25X1 25X1A I I One of the above flights routed out and back b y o as to move a small number of passengers too and return. (2) USAF flew two C-24 cargo flights from with priority car o for J3ARC. USAF flew one C-133 flight from 25$1 th high priority cargo for JIVIARC. Pending Actions: Subject: Date: Suspense: Actions e: Subject: Requested: 21 July Suspense: 29 August Actionee: DPI)/FIN 25X1A 25X1 25X1A 25X11 Subject: 25X1 Data: 28 thru 2 December Actionee: OPS/AS 25X1A June 1 Augur t ADMIN/PERS Chief, ! P Approved For Release 2002/10/31 : CIA-RDP63-00313A000600070026-1 25X1