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Luftwafferadar Messtetten

Last modified: 24 Nov 2017, submitted by: Joker
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Country: Germany    Region: B.W.

Locale: Messtetten

Latitude: 48° 11' 3" N     Longitude: 8° 56' 42" E

Area use / Military Branches: Aktiv

   
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Former 4 ATAF SOC4 site Messtetten (tacticall "Highlander") operating the US 412Lima radar system (1962-1983),
Former NATINADS CRC Messtetten (tacticall "Sweetapple") operating Hughes Air Defense Radar (HADR) system (1984-1998).
After that GIADS II Air Operations Command Center (2005-2013). Messtetten used to be one of 11 NATO multinational command centers responsible for planning, command and execution of all military air operations in its region both in peacetime and at war.
NATO decided in 2011 to close all CAOCS exept for the locations Uedem (responsible for N-Europe) and Torrejón (for S-Europe).
CRC Messtetten closed 2013 but reactivated again 2014.

2014:
- Einnahme der neuen Struktur gemäß Neuausrichtung der Bundeswehr, Integration von Bestandteilen des Einsatzführungsbereiches 1
- Aktivierung AbgTZg 249, Sweet Apple (Einsatzführungsbereich 2 unterstellt) mit einem Hughes Air Defense Radar

HADR http://static.panoramio.com/photos/original/72394536.jpg

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