Ground-Based Midcourse Defense (GMD) Sea-Based X-Band Radar (SBX) Placement and Operation, Adak, Alaska
ARMY SPACE AND MISSILE DEFENSE COMMAND REDSTONE ARSENAL AL
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The Missile Defense Agency proposes to establish the necessary infrastructure to support and put into placement and operation the Sea-Based X-Band Radar SBX at the Primary Support Base PSB at Adak Island. Alaska. The Proposed Action would include the following 1 A means of positioning the SBX in the waters of Kuluk Bay near Adak 2 SBX operations while at the PSB 3 Designation and enforcement of a security zone and a slow speed zone in the waters surrounding the SBX, which could include the installation and use of a floating security boomfence around the SBX 4 Use of onshore PSB assets and infrastructure to support SBX operations 5 Operation of an SBX support vessel. The purpose of the Proposed Action is to provide a safe. effective means of positioning the SBX at its PSB along with providing adequate infrastructure. security, and support operations so that the SBX can maintain a high state of readiness for missile defense test missions and Limited Defensive Operations support.
- Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
- Lasers and Masers
- Radiofrequency Wave Propagation