posted on Apr, 15 2006 @ 11:48 PM
the main stay still of the US air force defensive network is the PAVE PAWS radar system designed and built by the RAYTHEON company
the PAVE PAWs is very "impressive" phase array radar systems it is capable of detecting submarine launched ballistic missiles up to 3,000 miles
The system can also "spot", "indentfy", and "track" multiple targets as small as "basketballs" up to 1,200 miles away on top of the fact that
their beams can cover vast areas of the ARTIC, ATLANTIC, CARIBBEAN, GULF of MEXICO, and PACIFIC waters.
the PAVE PAWs installations are strategically located such as at BEALE (SAC)AFB CA, CAPE COD air force station MA, ELDORADO air force station TX,
ROBINs AFB GE, and a couple others out side the us such as an air station in GREENLAND
there are also countless other defensive systems ranging from their space and satellite tracking programs, to missile defense systems such as the
MEADs(Medium Extended Air Defense system) to replace the Pats system, the THAAD(Theatre High Altitude Air Defense system), to the "boost-phase"
ballistic missile system to be house an mounted on a BOEING 747-400 platform