early-warning radar

early-warning radar

[¦ər·lē ‚′wȯr·niŋ ′rā‚där]
(ordnance)
A line of air defense radar units along the perimeter of a defended area to provide the earliest possible warning of approaching aircraft.

early-warning radar

All the radars—including long-, medium-, and short-range and medium- and low-level—that detect and warn of the approach of intruding aircraft and missiles early enough to allow interception as far away from the intended target as possible.
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1996 -- Minister of Defense Sheikh Ahmad Humoud Al-Sabah inaugurated an early-warning radar system to monitor the country's borders.
military to manage and maintain the country's long-range early-warning radar system to for the system to operate normally.
and Japanese officials said Thursday they will position a second early-warning radar in Japan within the next year and deploy new long-range surveillance drones to help monitor disputed islands in the East China Sea by next spring, moves that may well raise tensions again with China.
Summary: Tokyo: Tokyo and Washington plan to install a US early-warning radar system at a coastal .
Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- Tokyo and Washington plan to install a US early-warning radar system at a coastal base near Kyoto, reports said Sunday.
Washington and Tokyo agreed last September to construct an advanced X-band missile early-warning radar in southern Japan to join an existing AN/TPY-2 radar in Japan's northern Aomori Prefecture.
Pentagon officials said the core of the new anti-missile shield would be a powerful early-warning radar, known as an X-Band, located on a southern Japanese island, The Telegraph reports.
The incident became public at a time of threatening statements from top Iranian civilian and military leaders assailing Turkey for agreeing to host NATO's early-warning radar system on its soil, warning of unspecified consequences.
Iran's defense minister on Tuesday criticized the pending deployment of a NATO early-warning radar system in Turkey, saying Tehran would not tolerate any aggression against its national interests.
ISTANBUL: Turkey is set to host a NATO early-warning radar system as part of improved defenses for the Western military alliance, the foreign ministry said on Friday.
The early-warning radar system's arrival in Israel last Sunday was kept under tight wraps until it was revealed over the weekend by Defense News, an industry newsletter.
The US, under the guise of Nato, is set to move thousands of troops to Poland as it builds a new early-warning radar system to protect the world from Iran which, according to the US, is about to build a weapon of mass destruction.