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Space-Based Radar (SBR)

The proposed Space-Based Radar (SBR) system would move the functions of the Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS), Joint STARS (Surveillance, Targeting, and Attack Radar System), and Rivet Joint aircraft into space. The purpose of moving these systems to space would be to increase coverage area (potential for nearly continuous worldwide coverage) and to reduce the deployment time and the logistical costs related to current airborne systems. This approach represents a shift in space-based radar applications. The previous emphasis on global surveillance has changed to focus on theater support including airborne target detection and tracking.

The nominal airborne warning requirements for the SBR includes:

The nominal Joint STARS requirements for the SBR includes:

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