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Working titles for the film were Jet Fighter, Jet Command, Jet Squad and Jet Alert. According to a Variety news item, producer Howard Hughes requested that producer Alex Gordon change the title of the film to keep it from being confused with Hughes's production Jet Pilot (see below), filmed in 1950 and released in 1957 by Universal-International. The article indicates that Gordon had already changed the title once at Hughes' request, from Jet Fighter, and that the producer refused to alter the title again. As noted in reviews, much of the film's combat sequences were comprised of stock footage. The film marked the feature film debut of Robert Carricart.