Science: Missile Target

One trouble with antiaircraft guided missiles has been that they have had nothing satisfactory to shoot at. Pilotless aircraft, usually old crates or small models, cannot fly high enough to reach the operating altitude of modern bombers, and real high-flying aircraft are too expensive to sacrifice.

Last week the Navy told how it solves the target problem with Pogo, a cheap gadget developed at New Mexico College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts. When the control center at White Sands Proving Ground wants a target for its deadly missiles to kill, it signals the crew of a target launcher parked out on the...

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