Document Type: 
Document Number (FOIA) /ESDN (CREST): 
Release Decision: 
Original Classification: 
Document Page Count: 
Document Creation Date: 
December 14, 2016
Document Release Date: 
June 3, 2003
Sequence Number: 
Case Number: 
Publication Date: 
September 20, 1973
Content Type: 
PDF icon CIA-RDP79B01709A000600070010-9.pdf130.17 KB
Approved ,fir ReIeaa@P0 RET CIA-RDP79B (SI NATIONAL RECONNAISSANCE OFFICE WASHINGTON, D.C. OFFICE OF THE DIRECTOR 20 September 1973 MEMORANDUM FOR Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs Deputy Secretary of Defense Under Secretary of State (Political Affairs) Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff Director of Central Intelligence Executive Secretary, 40 Committee SUBJECT: October Forecast and September Highlights of NRP Satellite and Aircraft Activities Attached is the National Reconnaissance Program forecast of over- flight activities for the month of October 1973, and highlight information,; for the past 30 days on previously approved overflight activities. NRO review(s) completed. Approval 25X1 40 Connmitte Principal ApPFGvedFarrRelease 2003~07~30 : CIA RDP79B01709A000600070010-9 HP SECRET Approved For Release 2003/07/30 : CIA-RDP79BO1709A000600070010-9 Next 1 Page(s) In Document Exempt Approved For Release 2003/07/30 : CIA-RDP79BO1709A000600070010-9 25X1 Approved For Release 2003/07/30 : CIA-RDP79BO1709A000600070010-9 FORECAST OF IDEALIST/TACKLE AIRCRAFT ACTIVITIES FOR OCTOBER 1973 NUMBER OF MISSIONS 4 Peripheral 4 Peripheral VEHICLE U-2R U-ZR COUNTRY China/S. China Coasts China/S. China Coasts NOTE: 1. The eight peripheral missions will be flown against valid USIB requirements, and will be con- ducted in accordance with the restrictions set forth by higher authority on 5 August 1971 (to remain at least .25 nm offshore from the PRC and to avoid overflights of PRC held islands). 2. Plans are still active to fly the one remaining of the two IDEALIST SCOPE SHIELD missions previously approved. IDEALIST/TACKLE HIGHLIGHTS 15 AUG - 14 SEP 1973 MISSIC\ NUMBER NONE 25X1 DATE FLOWN There were no IDEALIST/TACKLE missions scheduled or flown during the period 15 August through 14 September due to the non-availability of the "H" camera which has been undergoing modification and repair. IDEALIST SCOPE SHIELD HIGHLIGHTS 15 AUG - 14 SEP 1973 25X1 pproved For Release 200 1 30 : ci4.7kDP.79 1709A000600070010-9 25X1 25X1 25X1 25X1 FORECAST OF OLYMPIC FIRE AIRCRAFT ACTIVITIES FOR OCTOBER 1973 NUMBER OF MISSIONS VEHICLE 4 Overflights U-2R COUNTRY Cuba 25X1 NOTE: Estimate one/two sorties, depending on the weather, will be used to satisfy valid USIB requirements. The remaining sorties requested for use against other extraordinary/quick-reaction requirements that may occur during the month. OLYMPIC FIRE HIGHLIGHTS 12 AUG - 11 SEP 1973 25X1 MISSION NUMBER DATE FLOWN 25X1 Th 1 e missions were flown wi thout incident. GA-006 16 Aug . The 28 August mission t GA-007 28 Aug confir Cienfu med an estimate that a So egos Harbor, along with viet E-II-class submarine was a an unreported Soviet F-class submarine. 25X1 25X1 Approved For Release 2003/07/30 : CIA-RDP79BO1709A000600070010-9 2. As of 1 September the USIB re uirement for 90% of Cuba to be photographed quarterly showed of the area covered. By the end of October, if.no missions and own uring the month, the quarterly requirement will stand ati 25X1 25X1