The Sea-Based X-Band radar ship, the SBX-1, dominates the horizon when it’s in port in Pearl Harbor, making headlines just by showing up. Part of the U.S. Department of Defense Ballistic Missile Defense System, it’s 280 feet tall, 380 feet long, with a displacement of 50,000 tons. Two out of three dimensions are comparable to [...]
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June 28th, 2012 by Ryan Ozawa · 5 Comments · Technology
June 6th, 2009 by Ryan Ozawa · 10 Comments · Events, Hawaii, People, Video
On Thursday, I was part of a group of local business and community leaders who participated in a “Distinguished Visitor” embark to the U.S.S. Ronald Reagan, a nuclear-powered, Nimitz-class aircraft carrier currently en route to the Western Pacific. (More here.) The experience was incredible, almost indescribable, leaving me awed, exhausted, and immensely grateful. Not merely [...]
June 3rd, 2009 by Ryan Ozawa · 7 Comments · Events, Hawaii, People
Tomorrow, I’ll be participating in a “Distinguished Visitor” embark to the U.S.S. Ronald Reagan, a Nimitz-class nuclear-powered aircraft carrier that’s on its way to a deployment in the Western Pacific. I’m thrilled to be a part of a group of bloggers, journalists, and local business people. I’m also terrified. Just as the local tourism industry [...]