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Acoustic Kitty



Acoustic Kitty was a CIA project launched by the Directorate of Science and Technology in 1960 attempting to use cats in spy missions, intended to spy on the Kremlin and the Soviet embassy, specify the link between the buildings in the area. A battery and a microphone implanted in a cat and an antenna into its tail. Allow the cat to innocuously record and transmit sound from their environment. Due to problems with distraction, the cat's sense of hunger had to be addressed in another operation. Surgical and training expenses are thought to have amounted to more than $ 25 million.


Acoustic Kitty's first mission is to eavesdrop on two men in a park outside the Soviet compound on Wisconsin Avenue in Washington, DC The cat was released nearby, but was hit and killed by a taxi almost immediately. However, this is disputed by the former Director of the CIA's Office of Technical Services, Robert Wallace, the Weapons Of The Superspies episode of the TV series The World's Weirdest Weapons: Wallace presented the project was abandoned due to the difficulty of training the cat to act as needed, and "the equipment is taken out of the cat: the cat was re-sewn for a second time, and lived a long and happy life after". Also failed subsequent tests. Shortly after the project was deemed a failure and declared to be a total loss.The project was canceled in 1967.

 
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