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Ground Radar Systems


Minimum Education Requirement:
high school diploma or GED with 15 college credits


high school graduateelectronicsenlistedelectronics & electricscomputers & computer sciencemaintenance & repair

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Ground Radar Systems

Career Description

It takes multiple people operating dozens of sophisticated systems to safely manage the air traffic of an Air Force base. As a Ground Radar Systems specialist, you'll be in charge of the systems side of things. You'll work with fixed and mobile equipment that lets air traffic controllers and pilots take off and land safely. From air traffic control and weather equipment to ground control and warning radar, you'll know how to install and repair it all.

Career Tasks

  • Install, maintain and repair fixed or mobile air traffic control, weather, ground aircraft control and warning radar systems, related radar operator training devices, aircraft identification equipment, remoting systems, video mappers, computerized processors and communications subsystems
  • Operate and relocate related support and communications equipment
  • Direct ground radar maintenance inspection teams organized to evaluate base or command maintenance programs

Relevant Interests & Skills

  • Electronics and Electrical
  • Computers and Computer Science
  • Maintenance and Repair


After eight and a half weeks of Basic Military Training, every Airman goes to technical training to learn their career. Here's the basic information about Ground Radar Systems technical training:

School location: Keesler AFB [MS]

Length of course: 127 days

College degree earned: Electronic Systems Technology

College credits earned: 34