Country: United Kingdom Region: OVERSEAS
Locale: Chapagos Archipel
Latitude: 7° 19' 59" S Longitude: 72° 25' 59" E
Area use / Military Branches: Active
7°15'59"S 72°21'47"E Diego Garcia (British Indian Ocean Territory)
- Diego Garcia Station (DGS), Diego Garcia, BIOT; callsign REEF.
The Diego Garcia Station has 2 sites (as of 2010) to provide enhanced tracking for the US Air Force Satellite Control Network (AFSCN) users.
This site also includes a GPS Ground Antenna site.
In 1965, with the formation of the British Indian Ocean Territory (BIOT), Diego Garcia was under administrative control of the British government. With the formation of BIOT, a formal agreement was signed between the governments of the UK and the US in 1966 making the island available to satisfy defense needs of both governments.
Today, under the command of a Royal Navy Commander, Great Britain maintains a presence on the Island, with the Hq, British Forces, BIOT and the Royal Overseas Police. Diego Garcia is home to 16 separate commands, including the US Navy Support Facility, which functions as the host command.
Currently DG is being used by detachments of all US and UK forces.
DG is also one of the 14 worldwide SCOPE strategic / tactical C2 system sites. (check United States SCOPE Offutt for detailed info about this system).
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