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  • PAVE PAWS Radar System

    The Air Force maintains two PAVE PAWS Radars. These radars are capable of detecting Submarine Launched Ballistic Missile (SLBM) attacks and conducting general space surveillance and satellite tracking.  PAVE is a military program identification code; Phased Array Warning System (PAWS).
  • Perimeter Acquisition Radar Attack Characterization System

    The Perimeter Acquisition Radar Attack Characterization System (PARCS) is a single-faced, multi-function, UHF-Band, phased-array radar located at Cavalier AFS, ND. 
  • Processing Reentries of Space Objects - 18th Space Control Squadron

    The 18th Space Control Squadron (18 SPCS) predicts when and where man-made objects will reenter the Earth’s atmosphere. It does so on behalf of Air Force Space Command (AFSPC), in support of U.S. Strategic Command’s Joint Force Space Component Command (JFSCC), which is charged with executing USSTRATCOM’s presidentially assigned Space Operations mission area. This fact sheet presents how 18 SPCS processes reentries, the systems used to do so, current challenges, and the products, notifications and reports issued throughout the process.
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