Country: United States Region: Alaska
Locale: Lisburne peninsula
Latitude: 68° 52' 30" N Longitude: -167° 53' 23" E
Area use / Military Branches: ACTIVE
The North Warning System (NWS) is an early warning system replacing the old Distant Early Warning (DEW) Line from the early 1950ís. NWS became operational in 1988 and is still being used on a 24/7 basis today http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/f/fb/Nwslogo2.gif
North Warning System is a US/Canadian program located across northern Alaska and Canada consisting of General Electric AN/FPS-117 Long-Range Radars (LRR) and Unisys AN/FPS-124 shortrange automated Unattended Radars (UARS). The maintenance and control facilities are at the Alaskan Regional Operations Control Center (ROCC) and Canadian Sector Operations Control Center (SOCC). A satcom network provides connectivity between the LRRS, UARS and ROCC/SOCC. Ground-to-Air-to-Ground (G/A/G) communication equipment installed at LRRS provide G/A/G comms between the control centers and airdefense aircraft in those regions.
Cape Lisburne airport. ICAO: PALU. A military airport located on Cape Lisburne, at the northwest point of the Lisburne Peninsula in the North Slope Borough of the U.S. state of Alaska. This airstrip supports the NWS Cape Lisburne LRRS, a former Distant Early Warning Line (DEW Line callsign LIZ-1) radar station and White Alice (callsign LUR) communications site. The ste has been converted into one of the North Warning System Long Range Radar Stations operating an FPS-117 radar.
Cape Lisburne impressions:
Search for 8. NWS Cape Lisburne LRRS