Community Hears Proposals for New Missile Defense Radar

Jun 20, 2018

The Air Force's Kaena Point Satellite Tracking Station is one of the sites being considered to house the new radar.
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Given the recent diplomatic thaw between the U.S. and North Korea, it’s easy to forget that those countries’ leaders were threatening mutual annihilation last year. As part of that escalation, the U.S. Missile Defense Agency began exploring the possibility of constructing a ground-based defensive radar in Hawaii.

All this week the U.S. Missile Defense Agency is holding public meetings in the communities near the proposed building sites. The first one was last night at Sunset Elementary School on the North Shore. 

There are 3 potential sites being evaluated; one on Kaena Point and two in the mountains above Oahu’s North Shore. The MDA’s Deputy Director, Rear Admiral Jon Hill, is in Hawaii this week to speak with community members and hear their concerns. 

 

This story originally aired on The Conversation.  

Missile Defense Agency Public Meeting Schedule: 

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Keehi Lagoon Memorial Park, 2685 N. Nimitz Highway, Honolulu, HI 96819

Thursday, June 21, 2018

6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Waianae High School

82-251 Farrington Highway, Waianae, HI 96792

*Written comments may be submitted to the MDA until July 23, 2018. 

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