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AN/FSG-l Missile Master

Missile Master command and control systems were installed at Army Air Defense Command Posts to ensure a coordinated defense against attacking aircraft. Despite the data automation, Missile Master was still a labor-intensive system that eventually became over-capable because the increased range of Nike Hercules reduced the number of batteries that needed to be coordinated. The Army tested Missile Master at Fort Meade, Maryland. After this system was proven within the Baltimore-Washington Defense Area, other major defense areas began receiving the Missile Master systems. Missile Master was the first truly integrating command and control system featuring automatic data communications, processing, and display equipment. By eliminating voice communications, this Martin-built system allowed an area commander to use all his batteries to engage up to 24 different targets.

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