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November 9, 2016
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January 26, 1954
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goi ai ae r. . e! 3 .a:+ "a , - UfL I Approved Fcfr lFelease 1999/09123 : CIA-RDP81-01036R000100110074-8 U.S. Officials Only SECRET CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY INFORMATION REPORT COUNTRY Framce SUBJECT Guided Missile Development off French Coast 25X1A PLACE ACQUIRED (BY SOURCE) DATE ACQUIRED (BY SOURCE) 25X1X THIS DOCUMENT CONTAINS INFORMATION AFFECTING THE NATIONAL DEFENSE OF THE UNITED STATES. WITHIN THE MEANING OF TITLE IN. SECTIONS 793 AND 794. OF THE U.S. CODE. AS AMENDED. ITS TRANSMISSION OR REVE- LATION OF ITS CONTENTS TO OR RECEIPT BY AN UNAUTHORIZED PERSON IS PROHIBITED BY LAW, THE REPRODUCTION OF THIS REPORT IS PROHIBITED. 25X1A 25X1A DATE D I STR. ~(o Jan 54 NO.'OF PAGES 1 SUPP. TO REPORT NO. 1. Under the direction of Chief Engineer Cholet, the arsenals at Bourges, the Maritime prefects of Brest and Lorient, naval artillery officers have been carrying out constant experiments with guided missiles from the artillery range at Plouharnel (Norbihan). The missiles are fired from Plouharnel and Their point of impact is in the dunes on the coast of La Vendee, north of the Sables dtOlonne. 2. The line of fire extends for 150 kilometers. It passes over the Q.u:iberon Peninsula and the Islands of Houat and Hoedic and somewhat to the northeast of the Ile dtYeu. 3. I"'urther experiments have now had to be postponed because of protests by the coastal population of Morbihan. The natlonal defense authorities hope to overcome this opposition, though they will reserve the right to suspend fire during the summer. - end - /-Available on loan from the CIA Library is a sketch map of area mentioned in above report.7 674.9 6M DISTRIBUTION ? STATE ARMY U.S. Officials Only SECRET FNAVY FBI _SI FV ONI 1WV Approved For Release 1999/09/23 : CIA-RDP81-01036R000100110074-8