- Title: BELGIUM: US ARMY AND AIR FORCE UNVEILS A NEW GROUND RADAR SURVEILLANCE SYSTEM
- Date: 25th October 1994
- Summary: BRUSSELS, BELGIUM (OCTOBER 25, 1994) (RTV - ACCESS ALL) 1. GV EXTERIOR OF E-8 PLANE 0.05 2. GV EXTERIOR OF TAIL OF PLANE 0.10 3. GV TAIL OF RADAR PLANE WITH UNITED STATES INSIGNIA "US AIR FORCE" ON SIDE OF PLANE (2 SHOTS) 0.17 4. GV OFFICIALS STANDING ON STEPS AT DOOR OF RADAR PLANE 0.22 5. GV OPERATORS AT WORK STATIONS INSIDE RADAR PLANE 0.26 6. GV UNITED STATES AIR FORCE RADAR OPERATORS AT RADAR CONTROL 0.33 7. CU OPERATOR'S BADGE SHOWING "JOINT STARS" INSIGNIA 0.37 8. GV OPERATORS AT RADAR CONTROLS 0.42 9. GV GROUND STATION MODULE TRUCK CONTAINING RADAR EQUIPMENT 0.47 10. GV SOLDIER MOVING MODULE 0.52 11. GV VIEWS OF TENT HOUSING GROUND MODULE 0.56 12. CU SIGN OUTSIDE TENT SAYING "ENHANCED GROUND STATION MODULE" 1.00 13. SCU GROUND STATION OPERATOR AT COMPUTER 1.05 14. CU COMPUTER SCREEN DISPLAYING RADAR PICTURE 1.09 15. WS PRESS CONFERENCE 1.13 16. SCU UNITED STATES AIR FORCE COLONEL WILLIE E. COLE SPEAKING (ENGLISH) 1.27 17. GV PRESS LISTENING TO CONFERENCE 1.31 18. SCU PRESIDENT OF GRUMMAN MELBURNE SYSTEMS DIVISION MARTIN E. DANDRIDGE SPEAKING (ENGLISH) 1.55 19. WS OF RADAR PLANE 2.00 20. GV EXTERIOR OF RADAR PLANE WITH RAINBOW IN BACKGROUND 2.04 SEQUENCE 16 transcript: COLE :"WE THINK THAT THIS PARTICULAR SYSTEM, ONE OF OUR VERY NEWEST SYSTEMS WILL REVOLUTIONISE THE WAR AS AWACS HAS REVOLUTIONISED THE AIR WAR" SEQUENCE 18 transcript: DANDRIDGE :"WE BELIEVE IT IS AN IDEAL SYSTEM FOR NATO SURVEILLANCE NEEDS AS A CONTRACT IN THE U.S. IT WILL ALLOW NATO TO MONITOR AND UNDERSTAND WHAT IS HAPPENING OVER THE BORDER IN OTHER AREAS WITHOUT INTRUDING AND DOING IT IN AN UNINTRUSIVE WAY. WE THINK THAT'S VERY IMPORTANT AND WE BELIEVE THAT IT WILL PROVIDE A FULL CAPABILITY TO GO TO BATTLE IF THAT BECOMES NECESSARY" Initials Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved.
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- Location: BRUSSELS, BELGIUM
- Country: Belgium
- Duration: 00:02:12
- Story Text: The United States (U.S.) Army and Air Force on Tuesday (October 25) unveiled a new ground radar surveillance system capable of detecting both fixed and moving targets.
The U.S. Department of Defense presented the system in Brussels in a bid to have it adopted by the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) as its new ground surveillance system.
In cooperation with the U.S. Army and Air Force, Northrop Grumman and Motorola developed the system, which consists of an airborne platform: the E-8 radar airplane (a modified Boeing 707) and a ground station to which it transmits the information.
They call the system, which has a range of more than 200 km (125 miles), Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System or "Joint STARS".
"This particular system will revolutionise the ground wars as AWACS revolutionised the air war," said Colonel Willie E. Cole from the United States Air Force said.
Other candidate systems for NATO's new ground surveillance system include: the ASTOR program from the United Kingdom, HORIZON from France and CRESA from Italy.
NATO will choose the Alliance Ground Surveillance system during the next two years.
Also Martin E. Dandridge, president of Grumman Melburne Systems Division, described the possibilities of Joint STARS: "NATO can monitor and understand what is happening over the border and in other areas without intruding."
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