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'Golf ball' radar heads out after North Korean attack threats

By William Cole

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Apr 02, 2013

~~<p>The towering Sea-Based X-band Radar, a fixture at a Ford Island pier for most of the past year, left Pearl Harbor recently for the second time amid heightened concerns about North Korea's missile program.</p>
<p>Navy Region Hawaii said the 280-foot-tall radar tracking system got under way March 22 &quot;to conduct routine systems checks at sea.&quot;</p>
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The towering Sea-Based X-band Radar, a fixture at a Ford Island pier for most of the past year, left Pearl Harbor recently for the second time amid heightened concerns about North Korea's missile program.

Navy Region Hawaii said the 280-foot-tall radar tracking system got under way March 22 "to conduct routine systems checks at sea." Login for more...



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