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3. ARMY / Israel / Dimona desert

Last modified: 23 Jun 2022, submitted by: Captain Scarlet

Country: United States    Region: Overseas

Locale: Israel

Latitude: 30° 58' 17" N     Longitude: 35° 5' 26" E

Area use / Military Branches: ACTIVE


3058'17"N 35 5'27"E Dimona radar station. Negev desert; Israel
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.

Some claim it uses AN/TPY-2 X-band radar, which can detect missiles up to 1,500 miles / 2,400 kilometers away, This radar type does not typically involve a radar tower. The towers are owned and operated by the US Army also providing intelligence data to Israel.

The towers of the facility, are the tallest towers in Israel, and the tallest used for radar in the world.

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