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AIR Semmerzake

Last modified: 03 Apr 2019, submitted by: Joker
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Country: Belgium    Region: prov. Oost Vlaandren

Locale: Semmerzake

Latitude: 50° 56' 26" N     Longitude: 3° 40' 18" E

Area use / Military Branches: Active

   
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Quartier Capitaine aviateur de Hemptinne. Heverlee/Gravere/Semmerzake
- Semmerzake Air Traffic Control Center which
-- is co÷rdinating between civil and mlitary airtraffic with appx 250 personnel,
-- is assisting in case of aircraft emergencies and SAR
-- is training the future airtraffic controllers.
SATCC is operating a fixbased Marconi S-723 D-Band,long range, 3D surveillance radar http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/9/90/Militaire_Air_Traffic_Control_-_Semmerzake_-_Belgi%C3%AB.jpg

Historical
After WW2 started in 1951 as a tentbased unit operating a mobile AMES radar
1956: underground facilities operational
1963: establishment of Traffic Control Centre
1966: tacticall Belga radar activated
1973: establishment of SEROS I automated system
1980: new General Electric 3D radar operational
1995: Air Traffic Control Centre activated
1999: temporarily Aegis Site Emulater system installation
2000: NATO financed S-723 radar operational
2001: ATC school integrated
2003: SEROS II system operational

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