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Facing the threat from a sizeable and increasingly capable Soviet military arm, the Navy's research and development community designed, tested, and built a great variety of technologically superior aircraft, missiles, satellites, radars and sonars, communications and electronic countermeasures equipment, and personal protective materials.

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play videoPolaris Development: "Our Crucial Deterrent" (1973):  Test launches of the Polaris submarine launched ballistic missile are shown in this clip from the 1973 U.S. Navy film "Our Crucial Deterrent. Source: Naval History and Heritage Command, Photographic Section, UM-23.

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