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USAF Thule

Last modified: 30 Jan 2018
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Country: Denmark    Region: Greenland

Latitude: 76° 30' 51" N     Longitude: -69° 23' 52" E

Area use / Military Branches: Active

   
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Thule airbase, home of USAF 12 Space Warning Sq operating the Ballistic Missile Early Warning System - Site I at Thule Airbase, Greenland.
In 1989 the unit received an AN/FPS-120 PAVE PAWS model replacing the old BMEWS EW radars. AN/FPS-120 is a two-sided, solid-state, phased-array radar system performing multiple missions. The primary mission of BMEWS Site I is to provide early warning of Intercontinental Ballistic Missile and Sea Launched Ballistic Missile attacks against the continental US and Canada.

Hostunit: 821st-Air-Base-Grp http://www.peterson.af.mil/Units/821st-Air-Base-Group/
This unit also operates the Global Positioning System AFSCN Remote Tracking Station

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