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8. JSS Omaha

Last modified: 26 Jun 2022
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Country: United States    Region: Nebraska

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Latitude: 41° 21' 37" N     Longitude: -97° 58' 29" E

Area use / Military Branches: ACTIVE

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4121′37″N 961′30″W Former Omaha AFS 1951-1968
- 789th AC&W Sq with AN/CPS-4 and AN/FPS-3. Eventually AN/FPS-6, height-finder and AN/FPS-3 replaced by AN/FPS-20. In late 1959 this station was also performing air traffic control duties for the FAA.

Army Air-Defense Command Post (AADCP) established 1959 for Nike missile command-and-control functions as part of the Offutt AFB Defense Area. Site with the AN/GSG-5(V) BIRDIE solid-state computer system. The Army Nike radars were fully integrated with the Air Force sets.
Over to Semi Automatic Ground Environment (SAGE) operations in 1961 and redesignated 789th Radar Squadron (SAGE) on 1 January 1962.

In 1964 the AN/FPS-20A radar upgraded to AN/FPS-66, then updated again to an AN/FPS-67A in 1967.
789th Radar Squadron (SAGE) deactivated 1968, and search radar transferred to FAA. Omaha AFS is an FAA site and radar replaced by the Common Air Route Surveillance Radar (CARSR).



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