Country: United States Region: VA
Latitude: 37° 5' 26" N Longitude: -77° 42' 0" E
Area use / Military Branches: Closed
Former Nike AD system Virginia area consisted of these missile sites:
Norfolk Defense Area (N): Hq facilities were located at Fort Monroe, Ballantine School in Norfolk, Reedsville/South Norfolk, Craddock Branch/Portsmouth and Newport News. The largest naval complex received an extensive air defense network.
Sites N-25, N-52, and N-85 were modernized to Nike Hercules. Site N-63 held the distinction of being the last to operate Nike Ajax, being deactivated in November 1964. Both Regular Army and Virginia Army NG units manned up the sites.
An Air-Defense Command Post (ADCP) was established at Cape Charles AFS, VA for Nike missile command-and-control. The site was equipped with the AN/GSG-5(V) BIRDIE solid-state computer system and later integrated with the USAF Air Defense Command/NORAD Semi Automatic Ground Environment (SAGE) air defense radar network.
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