13 September 1962: STRAD HYDRA Handling

The Canadians took steps to address British worries. In this telegram for Col. Clement, Major M.H. Watson (Sigs 2A) notes that STRAD could be programmed to handle high precedence HYDRA traffic at “one precedence lower.” In that case, only “flash” and “emergency” traffic would be brought to the supervisor. This would not delay other traffic, and Watson assured Clement that “there will be competition between army and HYDRA traffic.”  

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Hydra Communications - Policy, RG24, 1250-36 Vol. 2, Library and Archives Canada (LAC)