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resumed in January 1958. Some portions of this program, such as construction of a nose cone assembly and check-out facility, had been static since May 1957 94 . FY 1959 funds experienced roughly the same pattern as the two preceding fiscal years. The Army planned program reflected a figure of almost $300 million; but, in July 1958, the Air Force made a move to scale the program down to three squadrons and remove all mobility requirements. This did not become a cold fact until October and, thus, funds were committed that were not recoverable. The Air Force figures were placed at $225 million, but the final amount was about $229 million 95 . Besides the impact on the over-all program, this action represented but another example of the difficulty that ABMA fiscal planners experienced. The scaling down of funds also continued during Fiscal Years 1960 and 1961 96 . VI. TRAINING JUPITER training followed the circuitous path of the development program, and considering its late start the accomplishment was probably more difficult. This was borne out by the fact that when the program was first approved there was no clear delineation as to which service would employ the land-based version. Quite naturally in the first months after system authorization, the Army expended considerable _____________________________
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94. Hist, ABMA, Jul-Dec 57, p. 5; Memo, S/D to S/A, 13 Aug 57; JUP Prog Rpt for Jul 57, 8 Aug 58; JUP Prog Rpt for Jan 58, 8 Feb 58, Hist Off files. Also see Appendix 11 for Air Force reimbursements. 95. Hist, ABMA, Jul-Dec 58, pp. 9-19; JUP Prog Rpt for Mar 59, 8 Apr 59, Hist Off files. 96. Hist, ABMA, Jul-Dec 59, p. 5.
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resumed in January 1958. Some portions of this program, such as construction of a nose cone assembly and check-out facility, had been static since May 1957 94 . FY 1959 funds experienced roughly the same pattern as the two preceding fiscal years. The Army planned program reflected a figure of almost $300 million; but, in July 1958, the Air Force made a move to scale the program down to three squadrons and remove all mobility requirements. This did not become a cold fact until October and, thus, funds were committed that were not recoverable. The Air Force figures were placed at $225 million, but the final amount was about $229 million 95 . Besides the impact on the over-all program, this action represented but another example of the difficulty that ABMA fiscal planners experienced. The scaling down of funds also continued during Fiscal Years 1960 and 1961 96 . VI. TRAINING JUPITER training followed the circuitous path of the development program, and considering its late start the accomplishment was probably more difficult. This was borne out by the fact that when the program was first approved there was no clear delineation as to which service would employ the land-based version. Quite naturally in the first months after system authorization, the Army expended considerable _____________________________
94. Hist, ABMA, Jul-Dec 57, p. 5; Memo, S/D to S/A, 13 Aug 57; JUP Prog Rpt for Jul 57, 8 Aug 58; JUP Prog Rpt for Jan 58, 8 Feb 58, Hist Off files. Also see Appendix 11 for Air Force reimbursements. 95. Hist, ABMA, Jul-Dec 58, pp. 9-19; JUP Prog Rpt for Mar 59, 8 Apr 59, Hist Off files. 96. Hist, ABMA, Jul-Dec 59, p. 5.
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