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4. NAV / NRF / Northwest Complex

Last modified: 16 Jun 2022, submitted by: Joker

Country: United States    Region: Virgina

Latitude: 36° 33' 20" N     Longitude: -77° 44' 27" E

Area use / Military Branches: ACTIVE


Naval Receiving Facility Northwest at 3633'27"N 7615'38"W
The Naval Security Group Activity Northwest was located in Chesapeake VA and a high-security intelligence base that monitored radio and other communications traffic from around the world. Originally, each of the Naval Security Group elements functioned as separate divisions within NAVCOMMSTA Norfolk. In 1966, a reorganization took place and all divisions were brought together under one department. In 1970 disestablishment of the Naval Radio Station (R) Northwest and redesignated Naval Receiving Facility Northwest coordinating and providing multi-service support.

The complex consists of
- the (removed) Circular Dipole Antenna Array (CDAA) high frequency direction finder at Lat 3632'58N Long 7615'29W
- a triangulation station at Lat 3633'52N Long 7616'12W
- SATCOM facility (Relay Rd) at Lat 3633'37N Long 7616'1W
- radar faclilites (Shotgun Rd) at Lat 3633'6N Long 7615'54W and (Farmhouse Rd) at Lat 3633'31N Long 7615'3W

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