Pacific Barrier Radar 3 (PACBAR 3)
EASTERN SPACE AND MISSILE CENTER PATRICK AFB FL
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PACBAR III will become a Space Division tracking C-band radarsite in the Pacific, filling a gap in the worldwide tracking network. The C-band signature and metric radar system was removed from a tracking ship, the USNS general H. H. Arnold, prior to its deactivation in 1982. The C-band radar was a one-of-a-kind system designed by Sperry Gyroscope Co, Greatneck, N.Y. in the 1960s. Over the years the system was extensively modified by the Eastern Space and Missile Center ESMC to perform orbital and reentry tracking and recording of missile bodies. The data is collected on a primary target plus all secondary targets within the beam width and range cell. The Western Space and Missile Center WSMC, Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif is the Lead Range for PACBAR III. WSMC will construct the onsite facilities and ESMC will modify, refurbish, install, and check out the radar onsite.
- Guided Missile Launching and Basing Support
- Active and Passive Radar Detection and Equipment