US delayed Alaska radar launch due to COVID-19

The Americans had to postpone work on a radar station on Clear Air Force in Alaska until 2023.

US delayed Alaska radar launch due to COVID-19
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The authorities made this decision due to the threat of coronavirus.

The station was supposed to be transferred to the Air Force station in 2022. Vice Admiral John Hill said the developers began construction of the radar. New elements will be tested with low and high power consumption at the end of this year, writes Red Spring.

Radar tests with a flying target were scheduled for the third quarter of fiscal 2021, as well as two tests without a target. The Americans did not specify whether coronavirus influenced these plans.

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