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Stokksnes

Last modified: 18 Jan 2021, submitted by: Joker
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Country: Iceland    Region: .

Locale: Stokksnes

Latitude: 64° 14' 30" N     Longitude: -15° 2' 8" E

Area use / Military Branches: NSA, NARS #42

 
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Former USAF Hofn Air Station http://www.usradarsitesiceland.org/ 933rd and later 667th ACWS H-3 radarsite located at Stokksnes in southeast Iceland,
Operational from 1955 - 1969 and in caretaker status until 1993. Then the site was handed over to NSA and a new AN/FPS-117 radar was installed http://www.lockheedmartin.com/content/dam/lockheed-martin/rms/documents/ground-based-air-surveillance-radars/FPS-117-fact-sheet.pdf which currently is still active under the Iceland Coast Guard..

Also located was: North Atlantic Radio System (NARS) site #42. A US strategic troposcatter comms link connecting to NARS 41 (Rockville) and to NARS 43 Sornfelli


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