(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.
(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).
(U) Loss of this capability would have a significant impact on the Space Surveillance Network (SNN).
|ALCOR||ALCOR (ARPA Lincoln C-band Observable Radar)|
|ALTAIR||Advanced Research Project Agency (ARPA) Long-range Tracking and Identification Radar (ALTAIR)|
|Contibuting Sensors||Contibuting Sensors|
|Radar||Radar - Contributing Sensors|
|SPACE CONTROL: S.S. NETWORK||SPACE CONTROL: SPACE SURVEILLANCE NETWORK|
|Kwajalein Missile Range Home Pg|
(U) National Security Space Road Map Team, NSSA, Open Phone: (703) 808-6040, DSN 898-6040.
(U) 10 November 1997
(U) Road Map Production Date: 23 June 2001