BMEWS


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BMEWS

(biˈmyuz)

n.
Ballistic Missile Early Warning System.
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To counter the suborbital spacecraft, an adversary would need to (1) build a BMEWS that provides total perimeter coverage and (2) completely redesign his missiles to have sufficient energy to reach space.
However, experts monitoring the sun's activity managed to figure out that the three BMEWS sites were in sunlight and could receive radio emissions coming from the sun, suggesting that the radars were being disrupted by the sun, not the Soviet Union.
a name change, with NORAD concurrence, from NSSCC) and the BMEWS Central Computer and Display Facility in the NORAD COC, which featured a computer system the Display Information Processor--custom built by Radio Corporation of America (RCA).
In Europe, the BMEWS radars at Fylingdale Moor in the United Kingdom and Thule, Greenland (under Danish sovereignty) are to be upgraded.
The Americans, anticipating a Soviet attack across the Arctic circle and Canada, built a series of elaborate radar networks of which the DEW (Distant Early Warning) line and the BMEWS (Ballistic Missile Early Warning System) line were the most effective.
Shown for comparison are the maximum possible EIRP of a military BMEWS missile-warning radar and the Arecibo radar.
Flt Sgt Flanagan is jointly responsible for training of RAF staff to use BMEWS - Britain's Ballistic Missile Early Warning System.