Homeland Defense Radar, Hawaii
The National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 requires the Missile Defense Agency (MDA) to develop a plan to procure a discrimination radar, or equivalent sensor, for a location that will improve homeland missile defense for the defense of Hawai‘i. A “discrimination radar” is capable of identifying and classifying specific missile threats. The NDAA FY 2021 authorizes MDA to continue Homeland Defense Radar - Hawaii (HDR-H) radar development and siting efforts. The FY 2021 Appropriation bill provided funding to continue these efforts in FY 2021. Therefore, MDA is engaged in Advanced Planning studies and preparing an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the siting and development of the HDR-H, should a deployment decision be made and is funded.