August 12, 1998 |
The California Coastal Commission announced Tuesday it will seek federal mediation in its two-year impasse with the Navy over a Port Hueneme radar facility. The state panel is attempting to determine whether sophisticated radar equipment at the Surface Warfare Engineering Facility at the mouth of the Port of Hueneme poses a health threat to nearby residents and beach-goers. The Navy insists its equipment is safe.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 31, 1998 |
The state Assembly has approved a bill sponsored by Assemblyman Bob Hertzberg (D-Sherman Oaks) to make it easier for traffic officials to enforce the speed limit with radar. Passed late Thursday night by a vote of 45 to 24, the bill goes to Gov. Pete Wilson. Before radar can be used, state law currently requires that a traffic and engineering study be conducted every five years to set speed limits.
January 2, 1990 |
Raytheon Co. won a $273.7-million contract to build three sophisticated over-the-horizon radar systems for the Navy, the company said. The work, to be done at its manufacturing plant in Waltham and engineering facilities in Sudbury and Wayland, will not require new hiring but will "help maintain our manufacturing (employment) base," said Maria McClellan, a company spokeswoman. The market for such systems could nearly quadruple to about $1 billion in the next few years, McClellan said.
May 20, 2004 |
Departing flights were grounded at Denver International Airport after the airport's main radar failed for more than an hour, the Federal Aviation Administration said. A few flights were able to land with the help of an FAA traffic control center in Longmont, about 25 miles northwest, said Mike O'Connor, an FAA regional official in Renton, Wash. Others were diverted to Colorado Springs, about 55 miles south. The cause of the problem wasn't immediately known.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 9, 1988 |
An Arcadia man ticketed by Pasadena's controversial photo radar beat the machine Thursday in Municipal Court when a judge ruled that the police car containing the device was painted the wrong color--a finding that could reap benefits for hundreds of other speeders photographed in the act. Judge Samuel L. Laidig noted that the state Vehicle Code requires traffic enforcement vehicles to be all white or painted white with a sharply contrasting color, usually black, to alert motorists.
July 20, 1988 |
The Soviet Union offered Tuesday to dismantle the controversial radar station at Krasnoyarsk, which the United States has long complained is in violation of the 1972 Anti-Ballistic Missile treaty. In return, the Soviets said they would insist that the United States agree to observe the ABM treaty for another nine or 10 years. "If an understanding to abide by the ABM treaty . . .
November 29, 1996 |
A contractor mistakenly unplugged a cable at San Juan airport's traffic control center, blacking out radar for the U.S. Virgin Island of St. Thomas and part of Puerto Rico. Both radar systems were out for about 1 1/2 hours Wednesday, forcing traffic controllers to stay in voice contact with aircraft and to increase the distances between planes, the Federal Aviation Administration reported.
September 14, 1995 |
Air traffic in the San Francisco Bay Area slowed slightly Wednesday evening when a radar system malfunctioned for the second time in two hours, officials said. The Airport Surveillance Radar System at the Oakland airport lost its microwave data communication link at 6:34 p.m., said Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Hank Verbais, reached by phone in Los Angeles.
January 14, 2007 |
The sea-based radar considered a key to the nation's missile defense shield has left Hawaii for its home port of Adak at the end of the Aleutian Chain. The X-band radar is part of the Missile Defense Agency's $43-billion program and is used to track missile launches. It looks like a giant golf ball sitting atop a 27-story, partially submersible oil rig. The radar has been in Hawaii for repairs and has never been to its home port.
March 12, 1989 |
The Navy launched its new guided-missile cruiser Cowpens Saturday at the Bath Iron Works. The cruiser, the latest of the Ticonderoga class, is named for the Revolutionary War battle fought Jan. 17, 1781, near Cowpens, S. C. The ship has a wraparound radar system that can "see" in all directions at once.