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Dimona Radar Facility

Dimona Israel

Status:built
Construction Dates
  Began2008
  Finished2008
Units / Rooms2
Building Uses
 - communication
 - traffic control
Structural Types
 - guyed mast
Materials
 - steel

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Antenna1312 ftAljazeera

Description
• Two towers used for a radar system in the Negev desert near Dimona nuclear reactor, which should warn Israel from rocket attacks by Iran. Tallest towers in Israel and tallest radar towers in the world. As in area the aircraft flights are prohibited, it means those towers serve to control air traffic as well and could reach signals at radius of 2000km far away.

• The regime which is widely believed to possess the only nuclear weapons cache in the Middle East, has threatened Iran with war over its nuclear activities.

• Tel Aviv and the US accuses the Islamic Republic of developing nuclear arms, but there has been no evidence of weaponization in Tehran's nuclear activities.

• Only 3 months were necessary to built them.

• The massive antenna were part of a new missile defense radar system. Also known as an X-Band radar, the AN/TPY2 radar is designed to track ballistic missile warheads through space and provides ground-based missiles with the targeting data needed to intercept them.

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