Country: United Kingdom Region: Ipswich
Latitude: 52° 6' 8" N Longitude: 1° 34' 33" E
Area use / Military Branches: Closed
Orford Ness; former location of an AN-FPS95 "Over The Horizon" radar a.k.a. "Cobra Mist" system (1971-1980).
Purpose: detecting and tracking aircraft and missile launchings.
After removal of equipment the site was turned over to BBC to be used as BBC worldservice shortwave transmitting station until closure in 1994.
Current use: none; buildings standing, acessible and empty.
A similar installation was located at Cyprus (See Episkopi 2-Cyprus).
Related websites with Cobra Mist information http://www.spyflight.co.uk/cobramist.htm
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