• Short Summary

    The United States' armed forces are testing their new cruise missile, a weapon of pinpoint accuracy and the focus of negotiations is the new US-Soviet arms agreement.

  • Description

    The United States' armed forces are testing their new cruise missile, a weapon of pinpoint accuracy and the focus of negotiations is the new US-Soviet arms agreement.

    The cruise missile is a sophisticated version of the second World War German "buzz-bomb". The U.S. already has several hundred of the missiles capable of hitting a target 450 miles away, but a long range version able to fly at low altitude for more than 2,000 miles and his within 30 yards of a target, is being developed for tests next year.

    The Navy is testing prototypes made by the Vought Corporation and General Dynamics. The film shows the launching of the General Dynamics version from underwater.

    The missiles can carry a conventional or nuclear warhead. They are about 15 feet (4 1/2 metres) long, relatively cheap to manufacture, and can be launched from submarines, ships, aircraft or mobile land carriers.

    The United States' armed forces are testing their new cruise missile, a weapon of pinpoint accuracy and the subject of negotiations in the new US-Soviet arms agreement. The new missile can be launched from land or sea, as the NBC's Roy Neal reports.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA83AX1D248XEEXINZ1NKD8ETAQ
    Media URN:
    VLVA83AX1D248XEEXINZ1NKD8ETAQ
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    28/02/1976
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:00:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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