Artifact Details

Title

In Your Defense

Catalog Number

102651595

Type

Moving image

Publisher

SAGE Programming Agency, USAF

Identifying Numbers

Deprecated CHM identification number VT 353
Deprecated CHM identification number VT 4.81

Duration

00:23:00 (approx)

Format

VHS

Description

This video presents the SAGE (Semi-Automatic Ground Environment) air defense system used by the United States Air Force in the 1950s. It contains explanation of the development of SAGE and the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) and concludes with a dramatization of what steps SAGE would take in the event of an attack, from missile detection through signalling fighter planes for interception.