The facility will become part of the U.S. missile defense system.
The Pentagon has completed construction and will soon begin testing new long-range radar, which is part of the missile defense system. It can track intercontinental ballistic missiles, as well as next-generation threats such as hypersonic weapons. This was stated in the Pentagon.
The U.S. Department of Defense’s plan for 2015 was to deploy new long-range radar in central Alaska, which would help the U.S. missile defense system better recognize potential enemy missiles launched by Iran or North Korea, and increase the capabilities of interceptor missiles in Alaska and California.
The long-range recognition radar (LRDR) will allow the Northern Command to better protect the United States from the threats of ballistic and hypersonic missiles. This was stated by Vice Admiral John Hill, director of the Missile Defense Agency.
The size of the antennas placed at the Clear Space Force station in Alaska is 18 meters high and 18 meters wide. LRDR uses advanced gallium nitride technology to increase its power. The cost of the system at the moment is about $ 1.5 billion.