WHITE SANDS MISSILE
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The Contraves EOTS, Model F (EOTS-F) replaced the Askania Tracking System that was used from the late 1950s to 29 January 1973. At that time, the Contraves system became operational in both mobile and fixed location configurations. This cinetheodolite was located at on eof the many optical instrumentation sites at White Sands Missile Range, and was used to record valuable data during performance testing of missiles, aircraft, and other experimental weapon systems. These fixed cinetheodlites were retired in 1992 to make way for the new Kineto Tracking Mount System.