distant early warning


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distant early warning

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(Military) a US radar detection system to warn of missile attack. See also DEW line
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Radar outposts composing the Distant Early Warning Line were strung out along the fringes of the Arctic Circle to watch for incoming missiles, while airbases dotting the landscape housed American aircraft.
Along the way, his narrative illustrates the role played by the Cold War-era Distant Early Warning Line and other northern infrastructure, the crucial importance of his pioneering aerial photography, the unpredictable nature of planes, helicopters, and radios in Arctic regions, and of course, the vast and breathtaking scenery of the North.
was in the process of building the Distant Early Warning (DEW) and Pinetree Lines of radars to protect North America from Soviet aggression.
In 1985, it substituted the DEW Line, or Distant Early Warning line, established in the 1950s to protect North America from Russian missiles during the Cold War.
To my surprise, four deer silently walked straight toward me, just 20 yards away, hardly rustling the dry leaves that are usually my distant early warning system.
Stretching more than 3000 miles from Alaska to Greenland along the 69th parallel, the Distant Early Warning (DEW) Line was a tremendous feat of geographical engineering that re-shaped the North American Arctic.
The editors make good use of individual contributors' expertise in covering the history of bistatic and multistatic radar systems, Fluttar distant early warning (DEW)-line gap-filler radar, missile attack warning applications, planetary exploration, air surveillance, ionospheric measurements and wind measurements.
From the spine-tingling first riff of Limelight to Digital Man, Entre Nous, Mission and Distant Early Warning, the set was a fine snapshot of Rush's finest moments; deciding what to play and what to leave out must be a nice headache to have these days.
The Distant Early Warning (DEW) Line was designed and built during the height of the Cold War as the primary line of air defence against invasion of the North American continent over the North Pole.
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.
To help meet that goal, the company, with offices in the United Kingdom and Austria, developed the Distant Early Warning (DEW) methodology, which examines the intangibles that can be missed in traditional risk analysis.
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.