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6.USAF Space Cmd - Cavalier air station

Last modified: 30 Nov 2018, submitted by: Joker
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Country: United States    Region: N Dakota

Locale: Pembina County

Latitude: 48° 43' 32" N     Longitude: -98° 5' 53" E

Area use / Military Branches: ACTIVE

 
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Cavalier Airstation, North Dakota http://www.cavaliernd.com/military
- 10th Space Warning Sq operates the AN/FPQ-16 Perimeter Acquisition Radar Attack Characterization System (PARCS). Its missions: Missile Warning and Space Situational Awareness viewing objects approaching the US and Southern Canada from the north within 2,000 miles.

It was th former Perimeter Aquisition Radar for the US army Mickelsen SAFEGUARD complex. Its function was to scan northward for incoming ICBM warheads passing over the northpole. At complex deactivation handed over to USAF.

21st SW http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/4/49/21st_Space_Wing.png
http://static.panoramio.com/photos/original/27069732.jpg
http://www.radomes.org/museum/showimage.php?site=Cavalier+AFS+PARS,+ND&id=649387

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