CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY
Office o/cto* Of amnM. injuuginci
MEMORANDUM FOR: Dr.McMillan
Director, National Reconnaissance Office
Contingency Planning for Project OXCART
I. m informed that tne Director, Program D, is moving ahead to formulate plans calling, tor theee first Air Force OXCART version to Edwards Air Force Base, California, where it and successive prototypes are planned for initial flight testing. Were this course of action to be continued without suitable contingency planning, we would find ourselves in the late spring4 with no suitable alternative to what amounts to de factowhen the first Air rorce aircraft shows up at Ecwarcs.
Z. equest that jrctt instruct theD, to consult and confer with th*Programdeveloping in the ne:c: few v. itcr.tir.jer.cy planpermit theof tho Air ToTC4 vttri'loB ofbe OXCART flight testing is cur-
rently in process. Imeaningful oreUrniriaryof the USA" curing the
interval may -ar.
ationali date of OXCART, new estimated for
. have dir eziz^of CcA, to
ensure that appropriate facilities cf the Agency are mace avi.iabia for the development ofo keep thely informed.
Marshall S. Carter Lieutenant General, USA Deputy DirectorOriginal document.