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Vung Tau

Last modified: 07 Jan 2019, submitted by: Joker

Country: Vietnam   

Latitude: 10° 21' 37" N     Longitude: 107° 4' 8" E

Area use / Military Branches: former US Army troposcatter comms site


Vung Tau; former home of US Army Vietnam 1st Signal Brigade and part of the Back Porch Integrated Wideband Comm System. This system comprised 67 links in South Vietnam and 33 in Thailand, reached completion early in 1969. The system, which totaled 470,000 circuit miles, allowed American commanders to control US. airpower throughout Southeast Asia, to manage widely separated logistical andadministrative bases and to link major commands throughout South Vietnam. It cost more than $300 million to build.

1st Signal Bde

Skeleton of troposcatter antenna:

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