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Plane layout 1 (1998) 105—123

In his assessment of the Navy’s carrier-based help plane, Mr. Norris offers an exceptional outline
of the genesis of service aviation necessities within the conventional venture components of surveillance,
reconnaissance, floor struggle, undersea war, digital conflict, and logistics help. But
even extra vital, he offers a prepared perception into the evolving roles and missions of naval forces
as we input the twenty first Century.

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as we input the twenty first Century.

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Satellites Receive New Life While Air Force leaders might have been disappointed that the committee did not endorse Vandenberg's policy statement, at least the Rand studies continued to receive Defense Department funding . The Navy attempted to join the Air Force as joint sponsor of the Rand project but failed to overcome the opposition of LeMay and other Air Force leaders . By the end of 1948, the Navy had "suspended" its satellite work . The Army, meanwhile, would not reenter the satellite arena until its Redstone rocket team proposed Project Orbiter in 1954.

To forestall the Navy's initiative in the spring of 1946 and help establish AAF primacy in the field, the service needed to demonstrate competence equal to the Navy's . In April LeMay turned to Project Rand for the necessary technical expertise . S . could launch a 500-pound satellite into a 300-mile orbit within five years at a cost of $150 million. Rand's analysts declared that even their most conservative engineers agreed, and they supported their prediction with a series of detailed studies in two chief areas.

A. Anderson, which conducted extensive interviews throughout the Air Force before issuing its report on t8 November 1949 . " The powerful arguments for change convinced General Vandenberg to promptly implement the organizational recommendations. On 23 January 1950, the Air Force created the Office ofthe Deputy Chief of Staff, Development, and the Air Research and Development Command (ARDC) with headquarters at the Sun Building in Baltimore, Maryland . Yet it would take the "personal salesmanship" of Lieutenant General James H.

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