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U.S. Early Warning Radars

Country of Origin: USA

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The Air Force Space Command, in support of the U.S. Space Command (USSPACECOM), operates an extensive network of radars to detect incoming ballistic missiles, cruise missiles and manned bombers. The system consists of several different types of radars.

The BMEWS installation at Thule, Greenland, has been replaced by a new two-faced, solid-state, phased-array radar. Construction of a three-faced phased-array radar with 360-deg coverage, at Fylingdales Moor, began in 1987 and...

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