Strategic Weapons: July 18, 2000

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Norway has rejected a Russian proposal that the two countries jointly operate the FPS-129 radar now installed at Vardo. This is a US-built radar, moved from Vandenberg AFB, now operated by Norwegian officers. Russia claims that the radar is part of an anti-missile defense system and thereby violates the ABM Treaty, not least because it is operated under an agreement with US Space Command.--Stephen V Cole

 


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