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The Marine Corps has agreed to install a battlefield radar system as a temporary solution to air traffic control problems at Palm Springs International Airport, where the faulty radar system has been shut down since Dec. 19, the Federal Aviation Administration announced Friday. "The Marines have landed," said Curtis Warren, local representative of the National Air Traffic Controllers Assn., which has complained about dangers posed by the lack of radar.
April 21, 1992
The California Highway Patrol begins using radar today to enforce the 55-m.p.h. speed limit on El Toro Road north of Mission Viejo and on Santiago Canyon Road from Cooks Corner to the Orange city limits. Radar will also be used on Santa Margarita Parkway between Melinda Road and Plano Trabuco Road. The roads were selected for radar enforcement because they are major arteries that connect portions of South Orange County.
September 30, 1997
The Santa Monica Police Department predicts a tenfold increase in speeding tickets along Pacific Coast Highway between the McClure Tunnel and Santa Monica Canyon because of the city's new radar. Caltrans, after conducting a survey on traffic and roadway conditions, raised the speed limit from 40 to 45 mph, allowing the city to begin using radar to catch speeders. Police departments may not use radar without an updated survey of speed limits by Caltrans.
October 30, 1994
The chronic speeder that struck and killed the young lady in Silverado Canyon is only one of thousands that Californians face each day. In the tradition of our great democracy, the state Department of Motor Vehicles is studying the problem of how this type of errant driver is punished. May I suggest a faster solution? Investigate camera/radar. Talk to a real expert, the chief of police in Edmonton, Canada, who has firsthand knowledge as to its effectiveness, having been clocked at 15 m.p.h.
July 26, 1995 | Associated Press
After its third failure in a week, an aging computer radar system that tracks planes across the Midwest was back on line Tuesday with edgy controllers waiting for the next breakdown. Controllers at the Federal Aviation Administration's control center in suburban Aurora switched back to the main computer early Tuesday after a daylong shutdown.
July 22, 2007 | From Times Wire Reports
A radar failure over the Amazon forced Brazil to turn back or ground a string of international flights, deepening a national aviation crisis just hours after the president unveiled safety measures prompted by the country's deadliest air disaster. The radar outage from midnight to 2:30 a.m. forced numerous planes heading to Brazil to be diverted to airports from Puerto Rico to Chile. Six American Airlines flights and six Delta Airlines flights were among those affected, officials said.
September 18, 1989
The nation's new high-tech weather radar system has passed its first test and is now headed for a detailed evaluation, the National Weather Service announced. On a scale of 1 to 100, NEXRAD, or Next Generation Weather Radar, scored a 91 at detecting severe storms in five months of tests at the Air Force Operational Test and Evaluation Center in Norman, Okla. By comparison, the current weather radar system averaged only a 58 in similar tests. NWS Director Elbert W. Friday Jr.
December 27, 2003 | From Bloomberg News
Northrop Grumman Corp., the maker of the Global Hawk unmanned spy plane, will get an Air Force contract worth about $900 million by the end of March to build and test airborne radar that can track both ground targets and cruise missiles. The Defense Department on Dec. 4 approved development and demonstration of the multi-platform radar technology insertion program, said Chuck Paone, spokesman for the U.S. Air Force Electronic Systems Center, which oversees the program.
May 10, 2000 | Reuters
Radar problems caused delays at Boston's Logan Airport on Tuesday for the second time in less than a month, at one point halting all traffic on the heavily traveled New York-Boston route, a federal official said. The number of flights in and out of the nation's ninth-busiest airport was cut to 24 an hour. Normally, more than 60 flights an hour can land in clear weather.
January 20, 1994 | Associated Press
Radar detectors are now illegal nationwide for drivers of some 3.5 million large commercial trucks and buses. The Transportation Department regulation that took effect Wednesday applies to trucks weighing at least 10,000 pounds or those carrying hazardous materials, as well as to any bus designed for 16 or more passengers. The department announced the ban in December, 1993.
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