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Old 07-23-2008, 01:58 PM   #1
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Hey guyz, look at this monster



Bush spend nearly a bilion U$D on this thing, its made to detect ICBM 5,000kms away big as a base ball along whit sea-carried SM3 missile its the beginning of the ANTI-ICBM Shield

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Old 07-23-2008, 03:45 PM   #2
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Wow, that is expensive! However many of these have Bush deployed? Or this is the only one?

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Although her homeport is in Alaska, she will be tasked with moving throughout the Pacific Ocean to support her mission. The name given to the SBX platform, "SBX-1", indicates the possibility of further units of the class; in circumstances when a vessel is required to be continually on duty over a long period of time, common naval practice is to have at least three units of the type available. Three further platforms of the CS-50/Moss Sirius design were under construction or contract at the Severodvinsk shipyard in Russia as of early 2007, but as of that time it was unknown whether they would be purchased by the US for more SBX radars or sold to other buyers.


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Old 07-23-2008, 04:28 PM   #3
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Its the first one, others will come...


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Old 07-23-2008, 04:55 PM   #4
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its russian built? are you serious? i'm surprised
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Old 07-23-2008, 05:03 PM   #5
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its russian built? are you serious? i'm surprised
The PLATFORM is been only builded by Russian, Norway design it, and it was first intended to be a oil platform, U.S. buy it and then Boeing & Raytheon construct the Radar in Texas... is now floating on the Alaskian cost.


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Old 07-23-2008, 06:12 PM   #6
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I dread to think how that handles in heavy seas, even if it is designed to cope with them. She seems to have bared okay so far but god, it can't have been a fun ride for 6 months in the Bering Sea.

I also see the possibility of a lot of sterile sailors in the future, or at least some with 'funny lookin' kids', as marine radar mechanics occasionally warn. It's also going to be a prime target - I can imagine that PLAN subs will start having fun following it around the eastern pacific.


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I dread to think how that handles in heavy seas, even if it is designed to cope with them. She seems to have bared okay so far but god, it can't have been a fun ride for 6 months in the Bering Sea.

I also see the possibility of a lot of sterile sailors in the future, or at least some with 'funny lookin' kids', as marine radar mechanics occasionally warn. It's also going to be a prime target - I can imagine that PLAN subs will start having fun following it around the eastern pacific.
I dont think U.S. will let a Bilion dollar radar undefended...especialy if it float, it will be so easy to just go away whit it. And i think the crew will switch from one to an other all 6 months or something like...


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54-day rotations, but a megawatt radar doesn't really need that much time to fry your sperm


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54-day rotations, but a megawatt radar doesn't really need that much time to fry your sperm

lol oups i was not thinking to that lol... but, since the radar is "over" the platform and the CP is below in the structure dont they got "protection" ? anyway did flying animal in close range will becames sterile too ? lol

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The first such vessel is scheduled to be based in Adak Island, Alaska, part of the Aleutian Islands. From that location it will be able to track missiles launched toward the US from both North Korea and China.
The message seem pretty clear huh lool. Well atleast we are "friendly" whit China for the moment..

Anywayz.. is it the biggest radar ever made ? or only the biggest sea based one ? its surely one of the most effective.. did it also detect planes ? and bird ? lol i mean... everything bigger than a base ball... that make alot of contact on screen when you got 5,000kms range lool.


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Old 07-23-2008, 08:42 PM   #10
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Being a semisumersible rig it will take heavy seas quite well, these platforms were designed for north sea oil exploration. As for PLN subs, I would agree that it probabaly is quite well protected, plus it may only deploy to basins where a sub would not wish to venture entry into. The steel deck of the platform should provide adiquet protection from the radiation. Not the largest radar, here are a couple of bigger ones...

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