Country: United States Region: Alaska
Locale: Shemya Isl
Latitude: 52° 44' 13" N Longitude: 174° 5' 27" E
Area use / Military Branches: ACTIVE
52° 44' 13" N 174° 5' 27" E Eareckson air station (Shemya island Alaska), former Shemya Air Force Base
Current Eareckson air station.
- USSF / 13 Space Warning Squadron Detachment / Eareckson air station is a dislocated unit under Clear air station (Alaska) with a 13 SWS Det. operating a Raytheon AN/FPS-108 COBRA DANE phased array radar originally to gather intelligence about the former Soviet ICBM program. Cobra Dane came online in 1977 operating in the 1215–1400 MHz L-band replacing then outdated BMEWS AN/FPS-17 Detection and AN/FPS-80 Tracking Radars used to monitor space and missile activities and it currently still does.
As of 1965 Shemya Island also hosted a White Alice commolink at 52°43'26.88"N 174° 8'20.11"E where 120-foot-square troposcatter antennas were aimed towards Adak 400 miles away providing secured microwave comms.
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