On the Island of “the Forgotten,” ARPA Planted a Seed Called TRADEX

Jordan Vinson, for the U.S. Army Garrison-Kwajalein Atoll’s Kwajalein Hourglass The roots to Roi-Namur’s critical role in American military radar applications lie with TRADEX. Here’s the story. In the late 1950s, the Navy was ready to begin mothballing the naval base at Kwajalein. The last round of nuclear weapons testing in the Marshall Islands, Hardtack…

SMDC Tech Center Director Discusses Exciting Future on the Range

Jordan Vinson, for U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command U.S. ARMY GARRISON KWAJALEIN ATOLL, Republic of the Marshall Islands — In a brief address and question-and-answer session last month, U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command’s Technical Center director highlighted a host of recent Reagan Test Site mission…