Air-to-air guided missile guards fleet and U.S. coasts

Publisher: IEEE - Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc.
Publication Date: 1 July 1956
Volume: 75
Page(s): 662 - 663
ISSN (Paper): 0095-9197
DOI: 10.1109/EE.1956.6442040



The U. S. Navy and Department of Defense have announced that supersonic air-to-air guided missiles now guard fleet units and the U. S. coasts. The missiles, designated SPARROW I, have reached a combat-ready status which has been confirmed by Admiral Arleigh Burke, chief of Naval Operations.