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Ground-based Midcourse Defense (GMD)

November 14, 2005 -- The Sea-Based X-Band Radar and platform are loaded and secured aboard the Motor Vessel Blue Marlin, a semi-submersible, heavy-transport vessel, in the Kiewit Shipyard, Corpus Christi, TX. The SBX will transit the Pacific Ocean powered by the Blue Marlin headed for its homeport in Adak, Alaska

Blue Marlin vessel