Dimona Radar Facility
The Dimona Radar facility has two 400 meter (1,300 feet) tall radar towers designed to track ballistic missiles through space and provide ground-based missiles with the targeting data needed to intercept them. Whilst some claim it uses AN/TPY-2 X-band radar, which can detect missiles up to 1,500 miles / 2,400 kilometers away, it is worth noting that this radar type does not typically involve a radar tower. The towers are owned and operated by the US military, and provide only secondhand intelligence to Israel.
The towers of the facility, which are situated at and at , are the tallest towers in Israel, and the tallest used for radar in the world.
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