NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Feb 14, 1978
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(Studio) Report on nuclear submarines.
REPORTER: David Brinkley
(No location given) Impt. of nuclear subs in any future war noted. NATO attempts to track USSR subs, most of which are committed to Atlantic Ocean, in operations rooms from Norway to Florida noted. [Atlantic fleet commander Admiral Isaac KIDD - talks about number of Soviet subs in Atlantic.] Major efforts by American' and British navies to track Soviet subs detailed; example of such operations is British sub hunter Aurora. [MAN - reports possible nuclear submarine.] Usual route from USSR taken by subs, from Murmansk down Norwegian coast and by Britain, Iceland and Greenland, cited; Baltic Sea outlet noted as narrow for subs. United States placing of microphone system on ocean floor near Britain, Iceland and Greenland reported; system is called Sosus and other such systems rptdly. off Iberian peninsula and United States eastern coast. Details given with regard to Navy computer system used in tracking operations. [2nd MAN - describes information given by computer on various screens, by showing exs. of old information taken in by computer.] Is noted that men who operate subs are engaged in closest thing to war without real thing. [Admiral KIDD - notes possibility that subs could attempt to be same place at same time; refuses to answer question with regard to collisions, but does say no subs on either side have been lost due to collisions.] Losses of United States and USSR subs, all said to be accidents, noted. No. of Soviet subs being launched at present reported.
REPORTER: Garrick Utley
(Studio) Earlier Segment 3 report with regard to men who participated in Army's nuclear bomb tests in Nevada in 1950's and subsequent Army search for these people noted.
REPORTER: David Brinkley
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