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Last modified: 09 Jun 2020, submitted by: Joker
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Country: Norway   

Latitude: 60° 13' 35" N     Longitude: 10° 17' 25" E

Area use / Military Branches: Active

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60°13'35"N 10°17'25"E Hønefoss airfield. Eggemoen. Former nazi Luftwaffe major airfield project throughout WW2. Fnally completed in 1944 with, WW2 in its final stages. For the few months the airfield had operational status, a considerable number of fighter aircraft landed on Eggemoen for fuel and inspection, and it actually worked as a stationary for a number of transport- and surveillance aircraft.

After the war, Eggemoen was a flight school for the Norwegian Air Force, Lately, the air field has been used by light aircrafts from Ringerike Flyklubb and for firewatch patrols. Ola Tronrud http://www.tronrud.no/en/ acquired the airfield in 2000 for offhore purposes.

SIGINT facilities: Ringerike. Former ACE-high comms station later reroled as NCIA http://www.ncia.nato.int/Pages/homepage.aspx NATO SATCOM facility station F5. It was using the former SATCOM III satellite network but switched to the NCIA satcom network via the French SYRACUSE 3, the Italian SICRAL 1 and 1B and the British Skynet 4 and 5 satcom systems. Facility is operated by Etterretningstjenesten (Norwegian Intel Service) as a SATCOM intercept facility monitoring all internet and cellphone activities.


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