ZEUS - NIKE-X


        OCT 1956 - Released results of study of defense against ICBM.

        FEB 1957 - Project ZEUS authorized.

        OCT 1958 - Start of site preparation for Acquisition Radar(ZAR).

        JUL 1959 - Start of site preparation for Target Track Radar(TTR).

        AUG 1959 - First firing (winged configuration).

        APR 1960 - First firing from underground cell.

        JUN 1960 - Only firing from unported cell.

        AUG 1960 - First firing (canard configuration).

        DEC 1960 - First firing with radar control (EMIR).

        JAN 1961 - Start of site preparation for Discrimination Radar (DR).

        JUL 1961 - First firing with ZEUS missile track radar control.

        SEP 1961 - First firing at Pt. Mugu.

        DEC 1961 - First system test against ballistic target (HERCULES).

        APR 1962 - First system test with warhead kit against simulated ICBM.

        NOV 1962 - First system test with 3rd stage jet-head control against
                   simulated ICBM.

        DEC 1962 - Last firing at Pt. Mugu.

        JAN 1963 - Now known as NIKE-X.

        DEC 1963 - Last firing at WSMR.


            (Total of 72 firings at WSMR and 19 firings at Pt. Mugu.)

            1964 - Continued operation of TTR and DR for subsystem
            1965   tests and re-entry measurements.