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Cobra Dane

Night view of the COBRA DANE radar
Displays for the COBRA DANE system, 1977

The AN/FPS-108 Cobra Dane radar is a passive electronically scanned array installation operated by Raytheon for the United States Air Force at Eareckson Air Station on the island of Shemya, Alaska.[1] This radar system was built in 1976 and brought on-line in 1977 for the primary mission of intelligence gathering in support of verification of the SALT II arms limitation treaty. Its single face radar with a 29 m (95 ft) diameter phased array radar antenna faces the Kamchatka Peninsula and Kura Test Range. Cobra Dane operates in the 1215–1400 MHz band.[2]

The "Cobra" designation indicated a General Defense Intelligence Program.[3]

It initially employed a Control Data Corporation Cyber 74 mainframe computer for data processing.[4] Data from the radar is sent to the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) at Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado. It is also listed as a partner of the NASA Orbital Debris Program Office and works with the Missile Defense Agency,[1] under the control of the 21st Operations Group.[5]

See also

References

  1. ^ a b http://www.mda.mil/mdalink/pdf/09news0002.pdf
  2. ^ "AN/FPS-108 COBRA DANE". fas.org. Retrieved 2014-10-01. 
  3. ^ Colonel Bill Grimes, U.R. (2014). The History of Big Safari. Archway. p. 454.  
  4. ^ "Press report on Computer sale to PRC (THIS LINK POINTS TO THE WRONG DOCUMENT)".  
  5. ^ Steve Brady. "Wing adopts new (again) space surveillance mission". afspc.af.mil. Retrieved 2014-12-16. 

External links

  • National Security Space Roadmap COBRA DANE Overview
  • NASA Orbital Debris Program Office
  • Raytheon - Upgrades, etc.
  • Space Surveillance Sensors: The Cobra Dane Radar. Article at the Mostlymissiledefence Blog.
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