OVERVIEW: GLOBUS II was a radar and EO/IR/ELINT station designed for keeping an eye on Russian SLBMs and ICMBs - and also Pletesk (a Russian spaceport, located in Arkhangelsk Oblast, about 800 km north of Moscow). The project was then named CREEK MAID in US and GLOBUS in Norway.
DETAILS: CREEK MAID was the overall name of the project and consisted of two landbased stations in Vard�, Norway. Located near the Russian border it is highly capable of monitoring and building a signature database of Russian missiles. In addition, Vard� is well placed for the radar to collect precision data on the warheads and decoys carried by possible Russian, future Iranian (and, formerly, Iraqi) missiles fired toward the United States
NOTES: Globus II in Vard� became operational in 2001 and replaced GLOBUS I radars installed in 1965.
SOURCES: Wikipedia "Globus II" Accessed December 2. 2013. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Globus_II ;