missle defense

High Tech Military Hardware
9:59 am
Wed May 11, 2011

Unusual radar vessel enters Puget Sound

No, it's not a gigantic floating golf trophy. It's the U.S. Missile Defense Agency's Sea-Based X-Band radar, designed to sit in the ocean and detect and track incoming ballistic missiles.
The Boeing Company

An unusual vessel headed for a Seattle shipyard could attract a lot of attention this week as it moves through Puget Sound.

It's a mobile radar station mounted on a floating oil-drilling platform.

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High Tech Military Hardware
7:51 am
Tue February 15, 2011

Giant military ship coming soon to Seattle (or maybe Everett)

The U.S. Missle Defense Agency's Sea-Based X-Band Radar vessel is slated to come to Seattle -- or maybe Everett -- for maintenance and repair.
mda.mil

“It’s 25 stories tall and looks like a giant, floating golf trophy.”

The Herald of Everett takes first prize for describing a massive vessel the federal government plans to bring to the region this spring.

The Sea-Based X-Band Radar vessel (SBX for short) is, according to a release by the Missle Defense Agency, “an integral part of the nation’s Ballistic Missle Defense System” (BMDS for short; the military does love its acronyms).

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