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    ABOARD THE US CARRIER "KITTY HAWK" ON THURSDAY, PRESIDENT KENNEDY WAS SHOWN THE EFFECTIVENESS OF THE WORLD'S FIRST GUIDED MISSILE ATTACK CARRIER.

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    ABOARD THE US CARRIER "KITTY HAWK" ON THURSDAY, PRESIDENT KENNEDY WAS SHOWN THE EFFECTIVENESS OF THE WORLD'S FIRST GUIDED MISSILE ATTACK CARRIER.

    ACCOMPANIED IN THE PACIFIC BY A TASK FORCE OF THE FIRST FLEET, THE "KITTY HAWK" CARRIED OUT A PROGRAMME USING BOTH ATTACK AND DEFENSIVE WEAPONS.AS MR KENNEDY SAT IN A ROCKING CHAIR, ON THE BRIDGE, LIFTS BROUGHT UP TO THE FLIGHT DECK AN IMPOSING VARIETY OF AIRCRAFT AND MISSILES.DRONES TOWED BY JET AIRCRAFT WERE SHOT DOWN BY MISSILES FIRED BOTH FROM SHIPS AND FROM AIRCRAFT LAUNCHED FROM THE FLEET.

    AFTER STAYING OVERNIGHT ABOARD THE "KITTY HAWK", THE PRESIDENT FLEW TO THE CHINA LAKE STATION WHERE HE WATCHED A 90-MINUTE DEMONSTRATION OF EXPERIMENTAL WEAPONS.

    LATER, SPEAKING AT THE PACIFIC MISSILE RANGE IN CALIFORNIA, WHERE HE SAW MOCKS HIS AND BUILDINGS ATTACKED BY NAVAL STRIKE AIRCRAFT, MR KENNEDY SAID: "I AM GOING BACK TO WASHINGTON WITH RENEWED PRIDE IN BEING AN AMERICAN AND RENEWED CONFIDENCE IN BEING A CITIZEN OF THE GREATEST REPUBLIC IN THE WORLD, GUARDED BY THE FINEST NAVY, ARMY AND AIR FORCE.

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    Film ID:
    VLVADW1PB9AQFV10PHQTXKLKFTXTN
    Media URN:
    VLVADW1PB9AQFV10PHQTXKLKFTXTN
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    08/06/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:12:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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