• Short Summary

    FOR THE FIRST TIME BRITISH AND AMERICAN FORCES HAVE JOINED TOGETHER TO TEST AN ARMS CONTROL DETECTION SYSTEM.

  • Description

    FOR THE FIRST TIME BRITISH AND AMERICAN FORCES HAVE JOINED TOGETHER TO TEST AN ARMS CONTROL DETECTION SYSTEM. THE TEST IS KNOWN AS OPERATION FIRST LOOK, AND IT AIMS TO TEST VARIOUS METHODS OF ASSESSING TROOP MOVEMENTS UNDER AN IMAGINARY CONTROL TREATY.

    THE EXERCISE IS BEING STAGED IN A TEST AREA IN WILTSHIRE. ALL UNITS TAKING PART ARE REQUESTED TO SUPPLY INFORMATION ON STRENGTH AND OTHER ASPECTS WHICH CAN BE CHECKED BY TREATY INSPECTORS.

    THERE AUTHENTICITY OF INFORMATION IS TESTED IN SEVERAL WAYS. THERE ARE REMOTE MONITORING MACHINES WHICH GIVE INFORMATION ON THE TYPE AND VOLUME OF MILITARY CONVOYS.

    ANOTHER METHOD IS THE USE OF WHAT ARE TERMED 'OPEN SPIES', WHO PASS INFORMATION ON TROOP MOVEMENTS TO A CENTRAL ASSESSING CENTRE. THE TESTS ARE EXPECTED TO CONTINUE UNTIL JUNE, AND MORE THAN FOUR HUNDRED BRITISH AND AMERICAN PERSONNEL WILL BE EMPLOYED ON SURVEILLANCE.

    IN THE LATER PART OF THE TESTS SPECIAL EQUIPMENT WILL BE USED TO DETECT CLANDESTINE BUILD-UPS OF MEN OR ARMS. THE FIRST RESULTS OF OPERATION FIRST LOOK WILL BE KNOWN IN OCTOBER.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAERE1U1KV9MQNR0SQS7J4LYBAI
    Media URN:
    VLVAERE1U1KV9MQNR0SQS7J4LYBAI
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    19/04/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:47:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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