$2 Billion US Floating Radar Platform Gets Upgrades as Pentagon Struggles to Find Uses | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

$2 Billion US Floating Radar Platform Gets Upgrades as Pentagon Struggles to Find Uses

The Sea-Based X-Band Radar (SBX), a $2 billion floating radar platform used to track ballistic missiles, has returned to Hawaii for upgrades. However, the US Missile Defense Agency is struggling to find uses for the array as better land-based radars are built.

The massive vessel, built on a modified oil rig, is affectionately known by Hawaiians as the “golf ball ship” thanks to its massive, white, spherical radome. SBX returned to the Naval Station Pearl Harbor earlier this week, following an extended stay at sea, for routine maintenance and upgrades, Missile Defense Agency spokesperson Maria Njoku said.

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