Country: United Kingdom Region: N Yorkshire
Latitude: 50° 51' 32" N Longitude: -1° 14' 26" E
Area use / Military Branches: Active
RAF http://www.raf.mod.uk/ Fylingdales. Construction began in 1960. Initaially equipped with radars in the iconic golf ball radomes and operational as of 1963 http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/f/f7/RAF_Fylingdales_golfballs_1989.jpg The whole system upgraded in 1990 with the AN/FPS-126 Solid State Phased Array Radar (SSPAR) which became ops in 1992 http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/6/61/Radar_RAF_Fylingdales.jpg
RAF Fylingdales is also part of the US Ballistic Missile Defense System as of 2007. Data is provided to the US Missile Warning Center, USSTRATCOM and UK. MWC.
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