Radar For Those Hard To Spot Missiles

NAVAL SHIPS MAY SOON lose their sitting-duck vulnerability to missiles. Vessels have little time to defend against the Exocet and other modern missiles that home in on targets at 20 miles a minute and fly low enough to hide in the clutter of radar reflections from waves. But scientists at the Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) in Washington are working on a new radar system that promises to spot such threats faster. It could also improve the radars used for air-traffic control, severe-weather warnings, and pollution monitoring.

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