North Warning System radars Weapon Systems // Sensors/Electronics // Strategic Defense Radars


Country of Origin: USA

The North Warning System, consisting of the AN/FPS-117 and AN/FPS-124 radars, replaced the Distant Early Warning (DEW) Line, a series of bomber warning radars located along Canada's northern border. A total of 15 AN/FPS-117 sets and 39 AN/FPS-124 sets replaced the DEW Line's 31 AN/FPS-19 and AN/FPS-30 radars. The AN/FPS-117 radars were mounted on existing DEW towers in Canada and Alaska, except for those at Baffin Island and the two sites on the northeast coast of Labrador. The AN/FPS-117...

 

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