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February 24, 1955
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Approved For Release 2008/03/07: CIA-RDP80-0081 OA006000280007-1 CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY INFORMATION REPORT This material contains information affecting the Na- tional Defense of the United States within the mean- ing of the Espionage Laws; Title 18, U.S.O. Sea. 793 and 794, the transmission or revelation of which in any manner to an unauthorized person is prohibited by law. SECRET/U.S. OFFICIALS ONLY COUNTRY East Germany/USSR SUBJECT Supply of Optical Quartz for Carl Zeiss Jena PLACE ACQUIRED REPORT DATE DISTR. NO. OF PAGES 1 REQUIREMENT NO. RD REFERENCES 24+ February 1955 THE SOURCE EVALUATIONS IN THIS REPORT AR! DEFINITIVE. THE APPRAISAL OF CONTENT IS TENTATIVE. (FOR KEY SEE REVERSE) 1. The USSR produces over 10.,000 kg of artificial quartz per year for optical pur- poses as well as artificial rock crystal. Theoretically this is equivalent to natural rock crystal and is used by the Soviets in those factories which are equipped with machinery dismantled from Zeiss Jena Ln 1946 and which are models from the years 1941-45. 2. Zeiss Tena is however, wrll aware that artificial quartz cannot compete with natura..L quartz and have refused supplies of artificial quartz from the USSR which can be easily recognized since it is slightly more yellow than natural quartz. 25X1 3. In November 1954, the Zeiss Terra works was informed by the Soviet Commercial .Office in Berlin that the Ub R would not supply it with any further deliveries of rock crystal newly imported as this was urgently required for internal use. So far as the management of Zeiss Jena is aware, the Soviets require large quantities of quartz for optical purposes in connection with their aircraft industry. . 25X1 4. A Berman businessman, who has dealings with DIA-Opts ha been commissioned to supply Zeiss Jena with quartz from Western countries SECRET/U.S. OFFICIALS ONLY STATE TX ARMY X NAVY X AIR FBI AEC 0S O E /NOTE, WweAbr.fe. d1s-r1b4.ale,. l.M..... by ?X,,, Field d1slrlbuHes by Approved For Release 2008/03/07: CIA-RDP80-0081 OA006000280007-1