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AFS Calumet

Last modified: 21 May 2015
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Country: United States    Region: Michigan

Locale: in the middle of nowhere

Latitude: 47° 22' 15" N     Longitude: -89° 49' 45" E

Area use / Military Branches: Closed

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4722′16″N 08810′14″W Former Calumet air stn under http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/a/a4/Airdefensecommand-logo.jpg 1951-1989
Former user:

  1. 665th Radar Sqn http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/6/62/665th_Radar_Squadron_-_Emblem.png
  2. 665th AD Grp http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/e/e3/665th_Air_Defense_Group_-_Emblem.png
Mission:
- 1952 onwards GCI with AN/FPS-3 and 5 radars; replaced by AN/FPS-6 and 64 radars
- as of 1960 SAGE radarstn reporting to K.I Sawyer airbase
- 1963 equipment change AN/FPS-27 search radar along with AN/FPS-26A and -90 height-finders. (AN/FPS-90 removed in the late 1970s).
- 1989 closed permanently. Reconfigured as a Joint Surveillance System (JSS) site with AN/FPS-27 and AN/FPS-116

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