PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii (January 9, 2006)
The Sea Based X-Band Radar (SBX) navigates the channel as it enters Pearl Harbor, Hawaii aboard the heavy lift vessel MV Blue Marlin after completing a 15,000-mile journey from Corpus Christi, Texas. SBX is a combination of the worldÕs largest phased-array X-band radar carried aboard a mobile, ocean-going semi-submersible oil platform. It will provide the nation with highly advanced ballistic missile detection and will be able to discriminate a hostile warhead from decoys and countermeasures. SBX will undergo minor modifications, post-transit maintenance and routine inspections in Pearl Harbor before completing its voyage to its homeport of Adak, Alaska in the Aleutian Islands.
U.S. Navy photo by Journalist 2nd Class Ryan C. McGinley.

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