The Big Picture - Arms for Tomorrow

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"Arms for Tomorrow" is a film documentary about the Army arsenal system and the products and techniques which have grown out of this system.

These products and techniques have become an essential element of this country's national defense establishment. Dramatically filmed for THE BIG PICTURE television series, this episode shows how the ordnance engineering and research centers (most of them known as "arsenals") perform several major jobs in making it possible for the Ordnance Corps to design, procure, supply, and maintain the lethal weapons for the Army's combat units.

As explained in the film, these arsenals work in coordination with private engineering and research institutions, both educational and industrial.

The achievements of Army ordnance may be attributed in large part to the cooperative efforts of what is often called the Ordnance-Science-Industry team.

The Army has long known that each member of this group plays an indispensable part in our technological development, whether it be for the military and its mission or in basic research.

"Arms for Tomorrow" is a look-see at America's firepower today--an achievement in military techniques--which meets the demands of our modern Army for swift and powerful striking force to defend our country. Viewers will see how this unique firepower and mobility are developed by the United States Army Ordnance Corps through its dynamic arsenal system.

Department of Defense. Department of the Army. Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations. U.S. Army Audiovisual Center. (ca. 1974 - 05/15/1984)

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