X-band Radar

West Seattle lurks on the horizon. Smith Tower stands proudly. And an odd piece of military hardware is sitting in a Harbor Island shipyard.

The Missile Defense Agency's X-band Radar is visible as a white dome beyond the container cranes closest to downtown. It sits atop a 28-story platform, which is self-propelled. It will roam the Pacific, scanning the sky for missiles.


Anonymous said...

I've posted four images of the SBX radar in the last couple months... this shot is outstanding!

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