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Phu Lam

Last modified: 07 Jan 2019, submitted by: Joker

Country: Vietnam    Region: former Saigon

Locale: vc hill

Latitude: 10° 45' 6" N     Longitude: 106° 17' 34" E

Area use / Military Branches: US Army Troposcatter comms


Phu Lam; grid 1045'12"N 10637'31"E.
Remains of the Backporch IWCS troposcatter relay 2600 comms site near then Saigon. The site was linked up to Nha Trang in the East.
The entire IWCS, comprising 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.

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