28 Jun '14, 2pm

PHOTO: Oil rig turned gigantic radar. See more:

Last Updated: 01/31/2014* One looks like a Mayan pyramid and is as big as an office building. Another looks like a golf ball and floats in the ocean on a converted oil rig, while a third, a wheeled radar that can travel on roads, is the size of a Mack truck. “Depending on the region, the country, and the specific threats faced, we’ll build a radar sized to meet the unique requirements,” said Jim Bedingfield, a Raytheon employee who spent his 24 year Army career as an Air and Missile Defender. As the U.S. and its allies ramp up their anti-missile defenses, Raytheon is building, servicing and upgrading some of the world’s largest radars. “The pictures never do them justice,” said Calla Baxter, an engineer. These radars, she said, are “big -- really big.” Engineers stand beneath the enormous belly of a JLENS aerostat. This blimp-borne radar can float at heights up to 10,000 f...

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