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NORTH WARNING SYSTEM

Wylie, Donovan (2014) NORTH WARNING SYSTEM. STEIDL INTERNATIONAL. World. 64 pp ISBN ISBN-10: 3869307730 [Book (authored)]

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Abstract

Photographic research exploring the contemporary role of the Canadian and US Arctic radar system – NWS. The development of long-range bombers and missiles after the Second WorldWar made Canada’s arctic frontier vulnerable to attack from the air. Thisforced Canada and the United States to jointly construct a matrix of short andlong-range radar stations in the 1950s. Known as the Distant Early WarningLine, these stations provided electronic observation and surveillance capabilityacross Canada’s northern frontier throughout the Cold War. In the 1990s, thesestations were upgraded to form the North Warning System (NWS) which isincreasingly active as international maritime traffic develops throughout thenorth, so does military presence.

Item Type:Book (authored)
Keywords:Donovan Wylie Artic North Warning System Sureveillance
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Art, Design and the Built Environment > Belfast School of Art
Faculty of Art, Design and the Built Environment
Research Institutes and Groups:Art and Design Research Institute > Art, Conflict and Society
Art and Design Research Institute
ID Code:39926
Deposited By: Mr Donovan Wylie
Deposited On:11 Apr 2018 13:26
Last Modified:11 Apr 2018 13:26

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