Kwajalein Field Site
Kwajalein Field Site serves as the scientific advisor to the Reagan Test Site at the U.S. Army Garrison - Kwajalein Atoll, located 2,500 miles west southwest of Hawaii. Our staff, accompanied by their families, serve two- to five-year tours of duty before returning to Lincoln Laboratory’s main campus in Lexington, Massachusetts. At any given time, about 15 Laboratory personnel are stationed on Kwajalein. The site's radars, optics, and telemetry systems support missile testing, space surveillance and testing, satellite launches, and scientific measurements. In addition, the site is a test bed for technology development, and its remote location enables us to perform testing that cannot be done in the United States. We also introduce the Reagan Test Site to other Department of Defense organizations — including the U.S. Air Force, Missile Defense Agency, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, and Space Force — to conduct their missions and provide the government with long-term strategic plans regarding relevant new missions and technology.