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TRADEX (Target Resolution and Discrimination Experiment) (U)

Overview (U):

(U) The TRADEX (Target Resolution and Discrimination Experiment) radar is a high power radar located on the island of Kwajalein in the western Pacific. It has two missions, Anti-Ballistic Missile (ABM) testing in support of the Western Space and Missile Center (WSMC) and space surveillance.

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Description User Impact Programmatics Images
Related Initiatives Related Requirements Related Categories Road Map Placements
Additional Hotlinks Lead Office POC  


Description (U):

(U) The TRADEX (Target Resolution and Discrimination Experiment) radar is a high-power, high-sensitivity instrumentation radar that was originally designed to track and gather signature data on a single target. TRADEX is now one of three radars composing the Space Surveillance Network. The other two radars are the ARPA Long-range Tracking and Identification Radar (ALTAIR) and the ARPA Lincoln Band Observable Radar (ALCOR).

User Impact (U):

(U) Loss of this capability would have a significant impact on the Space Surveillance Network (SNN).

Programmatics (U):

(U) Operational.

(U) Organizations and Funding:

Images (U):

(U) None.

Related Initiatives (U):
NameTitle
ALCORALCOR (ARPA Lincoln C-band Observable Radar)
ALTAIRAdvanced Research Project Agency (ARPA) Long-range Tracking and Identification Radar (ALTAIR)
This Table Is Unclassified.

Related Requirements (U):None.

Related Categories (U):
NameTitle
Contibuting SensorsContibuting Sensors
RadarRadar - Contributing Sensors
This Table Is Unclassified.

Road Map Placements (U):

NameTitle
SPACE CONTROL: S.S. NETWORKSPACE CONTROL: SPACE SURVEILLANCE NETWORK
This Table Is Unclassified.

Requirements, Funding and Additional Hotlinks (U):

Name
1997 Space Surveillance Dev Plan
Kwajalein Missile Range Home Pg
This Table Is Unclassified.

Lead Office (U):

(U) Army.

Point of Contact (U):

(U) Maj Mike LaPointe, NSSA, Open Phone: (703) 325-6422, DSN 221-6422.
(U) National Security Space Road Map Team, NSSA, Open Phone: (703)808-6040, DSN 898-6040.

Date Of Information (U):

(U) 10 November 1997





(U) Road Map Production Date: 12 July 1999