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CFB North Bay

Last modified: 20 Mar 2018, submitted by: Joker
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Country: Canada    Region: Ontario

Locale: North Bay

Latitude: 46° 21' 29" N     Longitude: -80° 34' 46" E

Area use / Military Branches: Active

   
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Canadian Forces Base North Bay. http://static.panoramio.com/photos/original/9931654.jpg

Former RCAF fighterbase (1952-1967) with various squadrons operating Canadair Sabre http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/7/73/421sabres.jpg ;
CT-33 Silverstar http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/4/41/CanadairCT133Line.JPG ; CF-100 Canuck http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/f/f6/CF-100s_423_Sqn.jpg and CF-101 Voodo http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/5/51/McDonnell_CF-101_in_air_show.jpg

After ceasing of fighter ops converted into a ground unit base with Air Control & Warning units and missile unit (See: BOMARC North Bay).
From 1959-1963 construction of an underground North American Airspace Defense Cmd (NORAD) complex (See: North Bay UnderGround Complex). Operational from 1963-2006, then closed and relocated.

Current status:
- 22 Wing North Bay, a.k.a. North Warning System Main (NWS) or Canadian Air Defence Sector (CADS),
NWS is now being operated from the David L. Pitcher Building http://fortwiki.com/images/9/90/NB_Above_Ground_Complex.jpg. NWS is not ony responsible for providing surveillance, identification, control and warning for the aerospace defence of Canada and North America at the Sector Air Operations Centre. It is also - as of 2014- responsible for space surveillance operations by means of data analysis of the Canandian Sapphire satellite.
- 51 Aerospace Control & Warning Operational Trng Sq provides relevant and complete training to 22 Wing personnel

http://www.forces.gc.ca/en/index.page

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