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US relocated radar SBX installation to monitor the rocket launches of the DPRK

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The US military command ordered a relocation of the SBX (Sea-Based X-band radar) radar unit closer to Alaska. Such an order was associated with statements by the official representative of the DPRK regarding the "likelihood of a nuclear war on the Korean Peninsula."
Recall that the DPRK deputy envoy to the UN urged the international community to pay attention to the escalation of tensions that Washington and Seoul are carrying out, resuming flights of strategic bombers along the line of demarcation, as well as increasing the number of military exercises near the DPRK borders. A North Korean diplomat said that Pyongyang in the current situation has no choice but to improve its nuclear forces.


Instead of trying to follow the path of de-escalating the conflict, the American side, as usual, is agitating the situation, interfering in the relations between Seoul and Pyongyang. It is reported that the redeployment of a sea-based radar is associated with nuclear tests being prepared in the DPRK.

The radar, which is redeployed to the north, will allow the United States to track the likely missile launches by Pyongyang and notify about a possible rocket attack from the DPRK. This is the statement published by the American media with reference to military sources.

It is worth recalling that the UN Security Council resolution prohibits the DPRK to conduct nuclear tests. The official Pyongyang does not recognize the validity of the resolution, as it believes that under the conditions of external military pressure weapons are a guarantee of national security.

The SBX radar is operated by the United States as part of its missile defense program. Its length is 116 m, displacement 50 thousand tons, the team - about 80 people. Detection range - to 5 thousand. Km.



Interestingly, the USA uses the semi-submersible oil platform built in 2002 in Vyborg as a holding base for a floating radar. This platform was built for the Norwegian company, but then it was bought by the American firm "Boeing". The platform is assigned to the port of Adak (Alaska, USA).
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Pegasus Research Consortium
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  1. Teberii
    Teberii 12 January 2017 14: 39
    +5
    They were so frightened of comrade UN that they moved closer to our territory.
    1. cniza
      cniza 12 January 2017 14: 41
      +9
      Quote: Teberii
      They were so frightened of comrade UN that they moved closer to our territory.


      Yeah, and up to the Urals they will keep track of everything.
      1. DIVAN SOLDIER
        DIVAN SOLDIER 12 January 2017 15: 09
        +1
        One hope for Kim Jong-un, the rest are afraid of the United States to object.
        1. bouncyhunter
          bouncyhunter 12 January 2017 15: 48
          +7
          Again, eagles (in the sense of-understand) cattle ...
    2. OLD FART
      OLD FART 12 January 2017 17: 25
      +3
      Quote: Teberii
      They were so frightened of comrade UN that they moved closer to our territory.

      After all, the United States itself is provoking the DPRK constantly ... And then here some of the DPRK are building a monster directly, which only wants to attack everyone and bomb it with YaB ..
      And you are right, all this Western and our liberal hysteria about the threat from the DPRK is nothing more than the preparation of "public opinion" for mass slaughter near the borders of Russia and China .. It remains to throw a match and away we go ..!
  2. Vlad5307
    Vlad5307 12 January 2017 14: 44
    +12
    North Korea's accusations are just a pretext. Actually, this is for tracking us in the Arctic. The DPRK and its nuclear program are secondary to the SGA, because they are quite guaranteed to track the launches of their missiles even without this radar. Yes, and their "invisible" F-35s are being transferred to the Far East not to stop the DPRK, but to build up the breakthrough forces of our D.V. Air defense1 soldier
  3. Tusv
    Tusv 12 January 2017 14: 45
    +2
    I am also afraid of North Korean missiles, but for some reason there is no Voronezh in Chukotka, Kamchatka and the Kuril Islands
  4. silberwolf88
    silberwolf88 12 January 2017 15: 01
    +2
    I don’t know how it will monitor the DPRK there ... but we will be monitored 24 hours a day for 7 365 days a year ... after all, we have areas of drop in warheads during test launches in Kamchatka and a little further in neutral waters ... but next to this platform it will float (this is for sailors ... it’s swim) ...
  5. Old26
    Old26 12 January 2017 15: 54
    0
    Quote: silberwolf88
    I don’t know how it will monitor the DPRK there ... but we will be monitored 24 hours a day for 7 365 days a year ... after all, we have areas of drop in warheads during test launches in Kamchatka and a little further in neutral waters ... but next to this platform it will float (this is for sailors ... it’s swim) ...

    And for the last 12 years she hasn’t followed us? Moreover, to bring the radar to a state of readiness will require several tens of millions of dollars for modernization and years.
  6. Barakuda
    Barakuda 12 January 2017 20: 07
    +5
    Unfinished there however phased antenna costs recourse