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May 15, 1969
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Approved For Relea2002/06/19'EGAD!-RDP68BO0724RO00#A0170010-2 25X1A 25X1A 25X1A 0 8911-69 Copy 9 of 9 MEMORANDUM FOR: Director of Research and Development, DDS&T SUBJECT : Estimate of Overseas Operational Flight REFERENCE : ORD Memorandum 2673-69, undated, Subject - Same as Above 2. These estimates are based on the following concept of operations: 1. As requested, expense estimates in support of the Program are forwarded for your planning purposes. a. Subject to NRO approval, we envisioned that U-2C aircraft will be the primary vehicle used on this project, how- ever, U-2R assets are referred to in paragraph 2c.(1). b. Argentina and Chile Coverage: (1) A single operational base will be available to support the flying activity during each time period. (2) Detachment G (Edwards) will support these requirements. 25X1A .25X1A (3) A maximum of ten (10) days will be required to complete the deployment, missions and redeployment. (4) C-141 or KC-135 support will be used to transport personnel and equipment. (Approx ^ persons and 22, 000.1bs cargo). (5) I I is not considered 25X1A 25X1A a suitable operational base due to the 2500 NM distance from Ito the requested flight tracks. Approved For Release 2002/06 RDP68B00724R00010 V1JfC xOLWUDNED FROM GRADING /9~ D DECLASSIFICATION Control System Only Approved For Releasrs'2002/06/1?g& DP68BOO724R000W170010-2 25X1A 8911-69 Page 2 c. Thailand Coverage (3 Options) 25X1 C 25X1 C 25X1 C 25X1 C 25X1A 25X1 C 25X1 C 25X1 C for operational base. This option requires approximately Detachment G personnal and 22, 000 lbs cargo for support. Ten day deployment. Note: MAC funded airlift required for paragraph c (2) and c (3) options. 3. Inasmuch as no information was included in your reference 25X1A as to whether the project would be operated under NRO sponsor- ship (and be absorbed within the normal mission capability of OSA) or would be conducted on a full reimbursement basis as a pure CIA project, cost estimates have been provided to cover either contingency. 4. Attachment 1 lists cost estimates divided among NRO, USAF, and CIA for the options listed in paragraph 2, assuming full reimburse- ment is required. 25X1A 25X1A 25X.1 A 25X1A 25X1A Hand 5. If support for the project is to be sponsored by the NRO and absorbed within the normal OSA mission, additional costs will not accrue except as. deployments exceed from Edwards Air Force Base. Our normal programming contemplates eployments per year from Detachment G. and funds for such deployments are contained in our annual budget. If the South East Asia requirements were supported by I no additional costs would accrue to the program. Approved For Release 2002/06,(? : c AA -RDP68B00724R00010 Control System Only (1) Option cks can be flown utilizing assets a Aircraft to be launched and recovered at (Approx. 7 1/2 hours mission). No deployment required. (2) Option # 2 Aircraft and limited support personnel from Detachment G but utilizing as a staging base to provide acilities, manpower assistance, etc. ). This option requires =Detachment G personnel and approximately 12,000 lbs cargo to support aircraft (U-2) ferry and peculiar spares ("R" Model vs 11C/G" Model). 10 day deployment. (3) Option # 3 Using U-2 aircraft and full support from Detachment G and utilizing ??11 O CLOUDED FROM AUTOMATIC DOWNGRADING AND DECLASSIFICATION 25X1A 3 25X1A Approved For Release 2002/06143R61A-RDP68B00724R000.100170010-2 1 18911-69 Page 3 25X1A 6. Deployment from I in excess of the 0 per 25X1A year will require additional funding as indicated in Attachment 2. 7. Subsequent to approval for U-2 utilization/participation 25X1A in the project, please insure that OSA is kept current regarding definitive details of project plans and requirements. 25X1A Brigadier General, USAF. Director of Special Activities Attachment: As stated (2) to 25X1A II SECRET GROUP 1: EXCLUDED FROM AUTOMATIC DOWNGRADING AND DECLASSIFICATION Control System Only Approved For Release 2002/06/13 : CIA-RDP68B00724R000100170010-2 Approved For Release 2002/06/1g1LTDP68B00724R00Q.V0170010-2 25X1A 25X1A Hen -Ccntre Yi sIY OSA/D/OPS Distribution: (15 May 1969) 1-ORD 2 - D/SA 3 - COMPT 4-D/OPS 5 D/M 6 - SAS/O 7 IDEA/O 8 - INTEL/O 9 RB/OSA Approved For Release 2~ CIA-RDP68B00724R 25X1A I18911-69 Page 4 Approved For Release 2002/06/13 : CIA-RDP68B00724R000100170010-2 25X1A Next 2 Page(s) In Document Exempt Approved For Release 2002/06/13 : CIA-RDP68B00724R000100170010-2 E UNCLASSIFIED INT 'AL F SECRET 1:1 ROUTING AND RECORD SHEET 25X1 A SUBJECT: (Optional) Estimate of Overseas era ional Flight Expenses for FY-70 FROM: Deputy for Operations EXTENSION 5733 NO. I 911-69 25X1A DATE 15 May 1969 TO: (Officer designation, room number, and building) DATE OFFICER'S COMMENTS (Number each comment to show from whom RECEIVED FORWARDED INITIALS to whom. Draw a line across column after each comment.) i. SAS/O Coordination 2. IDEA/O Coordination 3. INTEL/O /CC Coordination 4. D/M Coordination COMPT Coordination 6. ~ 25X1A EO/SA (16 ~1 Information 7. DD/SA Information 8. D/ SA Signature 9. D/OPS Reproduction and Distributinn 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. FORM 61 p USE EDIITIO N Sus SECRET ^ CONFIDENTIAL ^ USE ONLY 3-62 ^ UNCLASSIFIED