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U.S. Ballistic Missile Early Warning System

Country of Origin: USA


The primary mission of the Ballistic Missile Early Warning System (BMEWS) is to provide the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) with tactical warning/attack assessment (TW/AA) data on all ICBMs and SLBMs penetrating the site's coverage. The secondary mission is to provide NORAD with la unch and impact predictions for attack assessment.

The BMEWS sensors consist of AN/FPS-120 phased-array radars located at Thule Air Force Base (AFB), Greenland, and at Clear Air Force...

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