Continental AD, SAGE, IBM, and the computer revolution

We wrote about the Semi-Automatic Ground Environment that managed Continental Air Defense during the Cold War. When they were first fielded, the AN/FSQ-7 computer was the most advanced digital computer to ever enter production.

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1 thought on “Continental AD, SAGE, IBM, and the computer revolution”

  1. BOMARC! BOMARC! BOMARC!
    I grew up in North Florida and had the chance to watch training flights of these suckers. Not so much watch, as HEARD! The noise alone convinced me the dirty commies never had a chance in hell.

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