Air Force Reports No Impact on Radar from Cape Wind

The United States Air Force has released the results of their review of the Cape Wind Project’s proposed turbine farm in Nantucket Sound and found no impact on the Pave PAWS radar operations.

In 2004, Air Force Space Command was ordered to investigate if the proposed Cape Wind project would interfere with the 6th Space Warning Squadron’s Pave PAWS radar operations.  The study determined the proposed turbines were too far below the radar’s main beam to have any effect.

The radar system is designed to handle interference and there is no evidence that proposed windmills within approximately 30 kilometers would have an adverse impact on Pave PAWS ability to conduct its missions.

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