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Sanitized Copy Approved for Release 2010/05/11: CIA-RDP80TO1137A000200040013-1 Sanitized Copy Approved for Release 2010/05/11: CIA-RDP80TO1137A000200040013-1 Sanitized Copy Approved for Release 2010/05/11: CIA-RDP80T01137A000200040013-1 25X1 Copy MEMORANDUM FOR 'CIIE RECORD SUBJECT: Steel-111g Committee/ARGO Meeting, 29 September 1970 u. r,..,. 17I uu n1teLI)19 or the steering Committee/ARGO. chaired the meeting which be an at 1000 h i R g ours n oom of .t le Exectftive Office Building. 213 2. First on the agenda. was a presentation b F t K d k a y s man o a I K c.leared represe:iitatives concerning the use of color film type S0-242. EK recommended the system approach" in its use; that is, proper Kodak chemistry and 1K processing equipment should be utilized. This is the only approach in Which customer problems can be readily solved. At present EK has no recoln,nended processing cycle for its. SO-242 but one is expected in approximately three weeks. Examples of SO-121 and SO-242 imagery were displayed.' Film type 50-360 is the only film commercially available that is recommended For use with S0-242 in the generation of color duplicate positives. SO ;60 can be processed in an EK Versamat processor at a speed of nine e0et per minute. EK is working to develop a color duplicating material which .s more compatible (than S0-360) with SO-242. Such a product may not be available for a few years, however. .The concept: of making a black and white duplicate negative of the SO-242 green r?cord layer was discussed. This specially filtered DN can then be empi.oyed as any standard dupe negative for-the generation of duplicate posi.t:.ives. It was announced that film type SO-180 has been discontinued, its replacement 34.13 has improved keeping qualities. For those interested in a color negative system, film type 2445 was mentioned. This; material offers a greater exposure latitude than reversal products, however, its larger grain size and lower resolving powerfay prohibit its t1--:c in high altitude acquisition systems. Direct duplicating film S0-369 has not received much use since it was put on the marl,ct. It was stated that persons who have a need for such a material should not overlook it. GROUP 1 Excluded from automatic downgrading and declassification P SECRET ("I l Sanitized Copy Approved for Release 2010/05/11: CIA-RDP80T01137A000200040013-1 n . -25X1 Sanitized Copy Approved for Release 2010/05/11: CIA-RDP80TO1137A000200040013-1 I ' U Q~U GI~:Juuuu SUBJECT: Steering Committee/ARGO Meeting, 29 September 1970 A recent addition to the EK commercial product line is 1717 Polycontrast Paper which is water resistant. It was mentioned that in the near future most color papers will be on a water resistant base support. It was stated that SO-349 is now officially 3414 and S0-236 is now termed 1414. Film type 1414 is the ultra-thin base (UTB) version of 3414 which is a standard thin base material (STB). Both can he processed on an EK Versamat machine to which a stopbath cabinet has been added. Printing from these materials can be accomplished on an EK Niagara Printer utilizing 2430 duplicating film. 3404, our old work base, has been discontinued; its replacement is the above mentioned 3414. A flow chart of a typical processing system was presented along with descriptions of the folbwing Eastman Kodak equipment as it applied: Film Pre-Inspection Table Fultron Film Processor Model III-B Editing Table Model II, Motor Wind Delaware Portable Film Titler Model III Denver Film Editing Unit (Portable) Denver Densitometer Unit (fits unit above) Niagara Printer (kits available to modify unit for color) Rainbow Continuous Printer (for color) Colorado Printer (continuous for color) Seneca Step and Repeat Printer Saranac Drum Printer Beacon Precision Enlarger (3X to 153X) This presentation concluded Eastman's portion of the meeting. 3.I lof the USGS Special Projects Office, Reston, Va.', gave a. presentation of the Standard Revision of the 1:250,000 scale base maps originally compiled by AMS in the 1940's and early 1950's. It is the aim of the USGS to revise these maps every eight years in rural areas and every five years in urban areas. This is presently being accomplished. in a monoscopic effort via K11-4 imagery overlaysproduced using the Gamma Rectifier and a scale reduction to 1:250,000 (gamma rectifier out put with KH-4 is 1:150,000). USGS is in need of KH-4 coverage (they are up to date with what has been flown thus far) and is considering the use of low altitude (70,000 ft. aircraft coverage to fill in the a)s. 225X1 25X1 Sanitized Copy Approved for Release 2010/05/11: CIA-RDP80TO1137A000200040013-1 ==- Sanitized Copy Approved for Release 2010/05/11: CIA-RDP80TO1137A000200040013-1 25X1 BYE-3288/70 SUBJECT: Steering Committee/ARGO Meeting, 29 September 1970 stated that the unit was presently i m limited aid will produce about 2,000 frames per mission. He could not answer the question of how much of the film DOD will employ operationally Although the film load meets existing requirements, is investigating the need for its increase. He mentioned also that the system was weight limited and such an increase even if justified would be difficult to accommodate. to USAF and commercial. flying/maintenance of the U-2 and RB-57 reconnaissance aircraft. These figures are the costs per year for an aircraft with a flying schedule of 50 hours (take off to landing) per month. USAF owned/operated U-2----- Commercial owned/operated U-2----- 225X1 25X1 25X1 USAF owmed/operated RB-57--- Commercial ot;med/operated RB-57--- Some of the items which account for the cost differential are: a. USAF pays no landing fees. b. USAF pays no hanger costs. c. USAF pays no TDY. The above rates are those charged government agencies when the USAF flies a mission for said agency. By June of 1971 a maximum of five U-2's and eight RB-57's may be available. NASA now has one RB-57 and is negotiating for flyable storage or to the bone yard by next June. This accounts for the aforementioned availability of the aircraft to other government agencies or civilian interests. The cost of camera installation,(aircraft hatch modification, when required) is not relfected in these figures and it was mentioned that such modifications could run over a half million dollars. The cost of operating a usable aircraft is thus increased by a goodly amount. (Rumor has it that the vibration free mount which NASA developed for its RB-57 cost them almost one million dollars.) The additional. comment was made that the U-2C has a tendency to porpoise. 00 IECR Sanitized Copy Approved for Release 2010/05/11: CIA-RDP80TO1137A000200040013-1 Sanitized Copy Approved for Release 2010/05/11: CIIA-RDP80TO1137A000200040013-1 SUBJECT: Steering Committee/ARGO Meeting, 29 September 1.970. 5. The last item of business was a review of the finaledition of the proposed ARGO charter. The review surfaced several questions concerning the charter.'s connotation which turned out to be 180 degrees from its intended meaning. will rework the proposal. The meeting 25X1 was adjourned at approximately 1400 hours. Acting Chief, Section II IEB/APSD/TSG/NPIC Distribution: Cy 1 - NPIC/TSG/APSD/IEB 2 - NPIC/TSG/APSD/IEB 3 - NPIC/PPBS, Attn: raj =' Sanitized Copy Approved for Release 2010/05/11 : CIA-RDP80TO1137A000200040013-1