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Seasteading US military style
« on: November 01, 2016, 08:16:01 PM »
Probably doesn't tack too well either.


Sea-based X band (SBX) radar. © United States Missile Defense Agency / Wikipedia

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https://www.rt.com/news/364991-radar-us-north-korea/
1 Nov 2016

A floating US radar station has returned to its home port of Pearl Harbor in Hawaii, after reportedly carrying out a surveillance mission near the Korean Peninsula for the past month.

“The US sea-based X-Band (SBX) radar was sent to an undisclosed location off the Korean Peninsula for a one-month deployment after departing Hawaii in late September. It sailed back to its home port in late October,” a South Korean military official told Yonhap news agency on Tuesday.

He did not provide details about the mission and the radar’s route, nor did he specify the purpose of the deployment, citing security reasons, Yonhap noted.

According to South Korean broadcaster KBS, citing military and government sources, the radar was dispatched to the waters near the Korean Peninsula to monitor possible long-range ballistic missile launches by North Korea.

So far, the US government has not officially confirmed the radar deployment, although several media outlets reported that SBX did in fact leave its home port in Hawaii at the end of September, citing local residents who witnessed its departure.

The SBX is a floating, mobile, active early-warning radar station. It has a 116 meter by 85 meter radar system installed on its deck, which is capable of detecting a missile fired upwards from a range of up to 2,000 kilometers. Its aim is detecting and tracking long-range ballistic missiles and rockets, as well as determining their properties to help defend against them. The radar is said to be so accurate it could detect a baseball over San Francisco from the other side of the continent. The project has cost the US Pentagon some $10 billion, but according to media reports, it reportedly proved less effective than expected.
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