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Project Nike - Deployment
200 Nike Ajax batteries at 40 "Defense Areas" within the United States (including Alaska and Hawaii) in which Project Nike missiles were deployed ... Within each Defense Area, a "Ring of Steel" was developed with a series of Nike Integrated Firing and Launch Sites constructed by the Corps of ... initially supplement and then replace gun batteries deployed around the nation's major urban areas and vital military installations ...

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