MDA briefs Kaua‘i Council on proposed Hawai‘i defense radar

April 8, 2021

The Garden Island:

An estimated 200-400 people may be necessary to construct a proposed $1.9 billion federal Homeland Defense Radar – Hawai‘i, and then more than 100 personnel to work there.

And that’s a concern of councilmembers thinking of the strain that’ll put on the already tight housing market, the infrastructure of the island and overall culture.

A team from the U.S. Department of Defense’s Missile Defence Agency presented information regarding the missile radar defense system to the Kaua‘i County Council yesterday.

Since the project’s proposal in 2018, multiple sites have been considered, but current locations being discussed include the Kahuku Training Area Site 1 on O‘ahu, and the Pacific Missile Range Facility on Kaua‘i. There is also a no-action alternative…

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