OVERVIEW: The AN/FPS-108 COBRA DANE is a long range intelligence gathering surveillance radar designed to track and collect data on foreign intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) and submarine launched ballistic missile (SLBM) test launches to the Kamchatka and Pacific Ocean areas.
DETAILS: The AN/FPS-108 COBRA DANE radar is an active electronically scanned array installation operated whose primary mission of intelligence gathering in support of verification of the SALT II arms limitation treaty. It became operational in 1976 and was upgraded in 2004.
NOTES: Its single face radar with a 29 m (95 ft) diameter phased array radar antenna 52.7373°N 174.0914°E faces the Kamchatka Peninsula and Kura Test Range.
SOURCES: Federation of American Scientists. "AN/FPS-108 COBRA DANE." Accessed November 24, 2013. http://www.fas.org/spp/military/program/track/cobra_dane.htm; Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense. "Upgraded COBRA DANE Radar Transferred To USAF." Accessed November 24, 2013. http://www.spacewar.com/reports/Upgraded_COBRA_DANE_Radar_Transferred_To_USAF_999.html ; Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. "COBRA DANE." Accessed November 24, 2013. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/COBRA_DANE