Accession Number:

ADA441470

Title:

Ground-Based Midcourse Defense (GMD) Sea-Based X-Band Radar (SBX) Placement and Operation, Adak, Alaska

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

ARMY SPACE AND MISSILE DEFENSE COMMAND REDSTONE ARSENAL AL

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2005-08-03

Pagination or Media Count:

163.0

Abstract:

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
  • Lasers and Masers
  • Radiofrequency Wave Propagation

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE