• Short Summary

    A DECISION ON THE FUTURE OF THE "SKYBOLT" MISSILE WILL BE ONE OF THE MAJOR ISSUES TO BE DISCUSSED BETWEEN PRESIDENT KENNEDY AND THE BRITISH PRIME MINISTER, MR.

  • Description

    A DECISION ON THE FUTURE OF THE "SKYBOLT" MISSILE WILL BE ONE OF THE MAJOR ISSUES TO BE DISCUSSED BETWEEN PRESIDENT KENNEDY AND THE BRITISH PRIME MINISTER, MR. MACMILLAN, WHEN THEY MEET IN THE BAHAMAS IN A FEW DAYS TIME.

    BRITAIN IS DEEPLY CONCERNED OVER ANY DECISION TO CANCEL THE "SKYBOLT" BECAUSE IT IS NEEDED TO ARM BRITAIN'S V-BOMBER FORCE, WHICH IS AN IMPORTANT UNIT IN ITS DEFENCE.

    THE DISCUSSIONS ON THE "SKYBOLT" ARE ALSO CAUSING CONCERN IN THE SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA CITY OF SANTA MONICA, WHERE IT IS BY FAR THE BIGGEST CONTRACT FOR THE DOUGLAS AIRCRAFT CORPORATION.

    EVEN THIS WEEK, THE DOUGLAS AIRCRAFT CORPORATION PUBLISHED NATIONALLY A TWO-PAGE ADVERTISEMENT, PREPARED NINE MONTHS AGO, WHICH DESCRIBED THE "SKYBOLT" AS THE WEAPON FOR THE AMERICAN RB 52 BOMBERS AND THE BRITISH V-BOMBER FORCE.

    IF THE PROJECT IS NOW CANCELLED. IT IS LIKELY TO AFFECT 10,000 EMPLOYEES AT SANTA MONICA, AND ANOTHER 4,000 EMPLOYEES AT OTHER PLANTS OR WORKING FOR SUB-CONTRACTORS. IT WILL ALSO MEAN AN ECONOMIC LOSS TO SANTA MONICA OF ONE BILLION (1,000,000,0000) DOLLARS.

    BRITAIN IS ALSO CO-OPERATING PARTLY IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE "SKYBOLT" AND FILM SHOWS ONE OF THE BRITISH OFFICERS, WING COMMANDER J.J. HIRONS, OF THE R.A.F., WHO HAS BEEN ASSIGNED TO THE PLANT.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA30QPXV7HLIGBMBTW3Q09FT904
    Media URN:
    VLVA30QPXV7HLIGBMBTW3Q09FT904
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    13/12/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:58:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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