''Sugar Tree'' Radar System

  • Cold War
  • Less than 1 min

By Crusader1307

An early form of “Cold War” Radar Monitoring, Code Named “Sugar Tree” - was a series of “Line of Sight” Radar Devices deployed in the 1960s in The United States, Europe and The Far East. The design process was taken from captured World War II German Radar Systems (1945). In deployment, “Sugar Tree” was a Mobile Device, remotely placed and monitored via Radio Communication. The Radar was designed to pick up Soviet “Surface Wave High Frequency” Signals the type which was used in High Altitude Bombers. The tracking also provided for jamming or the disruption of such HF Signals which would confuse Enemy Navigators. “Sugar Tree” would lead to more advanced Systems deployed by 1966.