“U.S. Building Advanced Over-The-Horizon Radar On Palau” –The Drive

The Republic of Palau on a map of the Pacific. Credit: Encyclopaedia Britannica/Universal Images Group via Getty Images

The Drive reports,

“Progress is being made on the deployment of a new long-range over-the-horizon radar system for the U.S. Air Force that will be stationed on the Pacific island of Palau. The news comes as the Pentagon’s push to drastically beef up both its offensive and defensive capabilities in the Western Pacific gains steam.

With ranges of hundreds to well over a thousand miles, these radar systems are critical early warning and cuing systems. This will make them a high priority target for early elimination in any potential conflict with China.

Keeping Chinese fishing vessels outside Palau’s EEZ would eliminate one potential delivery systems for hostile Special Operations Forces that might be tasked with eliminating the radar or the systems intended to protect it. It would also protect Palau’s fishing industry.

Doing their part to protect this essential asset is certainly something for the Coast Guard to keep in mind. This might justify basing additional Coast Guard resources in Guam–UAS, WPCs, C-27s?

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