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Upgraded Early Warning Radars (U)

Overview (U):

(U) The Upgraded Early Warning Radars (UEWRs) incorporate the software upgrades and modest hardware changes required by the existing Early Warning Radars to support the National Missile Defense (NMD) mission. The UEWRs will detect, track and count the individual objects in a ballistic missile attack early in their trajectory.

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Related Initiatives Related Requirements Related Categories Road Map Placements
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Description (U):

(U) Upgraded Early Warning Radars (UEWRs) incorporate the software upgrades and modest hardware changes required by the existing Early Warning Radars to support the NMD mission. The UEWRs will detect, track and count the individual objects in a ballistic missile attack early in their trajectory. The UEWR data can be used for interceptor commit and GBR cueing in the event of an early deployment, depending on the anticipated threat (East Coast or West Coast) at the time of a defense deployment decision, the appropriate BMEWS and/or PAVE PAWS radars will be upgraded for inclusion in the NMD architecture. If needed, other existing forward based radars (such as COBRA DANE or HAVE STARE) could also be used to support NMD.

User Impact (U):

(U) To be supplied.

Programmatics (U):

(U) Programmed.

Images (U):

(U) None.

Related Initiatives (U):
NameTitle
ALERTAttack and Launch Early Report to Theater (ALERT)
This Table Is Unclassified.

Related Requirements (U):None.

Related Categories (U):
NameTitle
SurveillanceSurveillance
This Table Is Unclassified.

Road Map Placements (U):

NameTitle
SPACE CONTROL: NMD/ COUNTERSPACESPACE CONTROL: NMD/ COUNTERSPACE
This Table Is Unclassified.

Requirements, Funding and Additional Hotlinks (U):

Name
1997 Force Enhancement STW
This Table Is Unclassified.

Lead Office (U):

(U) Air Force.

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) 21 November 1997





(U) Road Map Production Date: 12 July 1999