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US to station powerful radar, space telescope in Australia

The United States military will station a powerful radar and space telescope in Australia under an agreement unveiled Wednesday.

The deal calls for the first deployment of a US Air Force C-band radar in the southern hemisphere, allowing the Americans to better track space debris as well as Chinese space launches, senior US defence officials told reporters.


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"It will give us visibility into things that are leaving the atmosphere, entering the atmosphere, really all throughout Asia," said a US defence official, who spoke on condition of anonymity.

by Greg Wood © 2012 AFP

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Source : AFP

Published on ASDNews: Nov 14, 2012

 

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