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Museum Acquires Army RC-12D

Museum Acquires Army RC-12D

Exciting news for all the aircraft fans out there.....

In a combined effort by the U.S. Army, NSA, and the National Cryptologic Museum Foundation, the National Cryptologic Museum (NCM) acquired (Aug 2018) a U.S. Army RC-12D Guardrail reconnaissance aircraft.

The aircraft departed Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst in New Jersey and arrived at Tipton Airfield near Ft. Meade, Md., where NCM curator Patrick Weadon waited with pen in hand ready to officially take possession of the aircraft. 

The Army RC-12D will be a welcome addition to the future National Vigilance Park. Plans call for the park to be reestablished with the future Cyber Center for Education and Innovation and National Cryptologic Museum.

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  • DoD Directive established DEFSMAC (Defense Special Missile and Astronautics Center). It was renamed in 2002 changing “Astronautics” to “Aerospace.” DEFSMAC is a joint NSA-DIA-NGA organization headquartered at NSA. Its mission is to coordinate the collection of intelligence information from foreign missiles and satellites.

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The NCMF directly supports the National Cryptologic Museum (NCM), the first public museum in the U.S. Intelligence Community. We think you will agree it is truly a "museum like no other."

Located adjacent to the National Security Agency (NSA) in Maryland, the NCM houses a priceless collection of artifacts that represent our Nation's history in code making and code breaking, as well as a world class library of cryptologic media. The NCMF acquires the best artifacts for the NCM and supports new educational and interactive exhibits.

The NCMF provides exceptional cryptologic programs throughout the year, encourages young minds to explore cryptology and innovation through valued awards, and hosts educational, cryptology-related exhibits at various community events.

As part of the Foundation's partnership with NSA to build the Cyber Center for Education and Innovation - Home of the National Cryptologic Museum (CCEI-NCM), the NCMF also serves as a leader in the field of cybersecurity - striving to provide the best in educational resources and programs.

The NCMF and NCM share a joint three-fold mission to Educate, Stimulate, and Commemorate. Learn more about our MISSION.