distant early warning


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distant early warning

n
(Military) a US radar detection system to warn of missile attack. See also DEW line
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As the flocks of virus-laden turkeys cruise over the North Sea they will be picked up by the Distant Early Warning, (DEW) radar at RAF Boulmer.
Nasittuq Corporation is a joint venture project between two organizations--Pan Arctic Inuit Logistics (PAIL), an organization owned by seven shareholder corporations representing Canada's Inuit community, and ATCO Frontec Corporation, the company that won the original contract to operate the warning system when it first came online as an updated replacement for the Distant Early Warning (DEW) Line.
Soon thereafter, Crowley began supplying the Distant Early Warning (DEW) line radar installations that the U.
The Distant Early Warning Signs (DEWS) system provides municipal leaders with 21 indicators for measuring tension in a community.
military on the North Warning System, formerly known as the Distant Early Warning or Dew Line.
In 1953, AT&T and the Defense Department asked Rocky to help engineer and install the Distant Early Warning Line, also known as the "DEW Line," along the coast of northern Alaska and Canada.