Exhibit 1: Proposed TSMRI Site Layout
The AN/TPY-2 radar system would be transported from Vandenberg Air Force Base by up to five C-17 aircraft to the Juneau Airport, and would then be transported by an M1088 tractor or comparable truck to the proposed site. Non-critical support equipment would be transported by truck from Vandenberg Air Force Base to Seattle, Washington, and then transported by barge from Seattle to Juneau. The transportation route from Juneau to the TSMRI would follow the existing highway system. Special material handling equipment (e.g., cranes and forklifts) would be used to position major equipment items within the proposed AN/TPY-2 radar site.
Under the proposed action, site preparation would occur in June, 2007; the AN/TPY-2 radar and system components would be set up at the site in July, 2007; and system calibration would start soon after. Depending on the actual FTG-04 test date, MDA could operate the radar for up to six months at the site for calibration purposes and for the actual test event. Leading up to the test event, the AN/TPY-2 radar and system components would operate daily (up to 1 hour/day) at full power for calibration purposes.