NOTE: The Pentagon has almost, too proudly, declared the Sea-Based SBX radar as a failed missile defense system. This admission is what could be called a “limited hangout” where the prime directive of SBX is actually eco-terrorism as a mobile HAARP system. Notice the on-off-on chemtrail in the LA Times photo above.
With the SBX declared a missile defense failure, the Pentagon will waste no time lobbying the defense appropriations committee for $Billions more to design a new missile defense system boondoggle. – HSaive
Billions down the drain: Costly US missile defense project turned into major flop
Published on Apr 6, 2015
The US Pentagon has wasted $10 billion on a missile defense project, the sea-based X-Band Radar (SBX), which turned into a major flop, according to media reports. The missile defense failures also appear to threaten US security.
LA Times Report
LA TIMES (Complete article)
The Pentagon’s $10-billion bet gone bad
By David Willman
April 5, 2015 | REPORTING FROM WASHINGTON
Trying to fashion a shield against a sneak missile attack, military planners gambled on costly projects that flopped, leaving a hole in U.S. homeland defense.
Leaders of the U.S. Missile Defense Agency were effusive about the new technology.
It was the most powerful radar of its kind in the world, they told Congress. So powerful it could detect a baseball over San Francisco from the other side of the country.
If North Korea launched a sneak attack, the Sea-Based X-Band Radar — SBX for short — would spot the incoming missiles, track them through space and guide U.S. rocket-interceptors to destroy them.
Crucially, the system would be able to distinguish between actual missiles and decoys.
SBX “represents a capability that is unmatched,” the director of the Missile Defense Agency told a Senate subcommittee in 2007.
In reality, the giant floating radar has been a $2.2-billion flop, a Los Angeles Times investigation found. (Continue)