Country: United States Region: Nw York
Latitude: 41° 3' 46" N Longitude: -72° 7' 36" E
Area use / Military Branches: Closed
Former AFS Montauk.A.k.a.US Army Camp Hero during WW2 before USAF http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/a/a4/Airdefensecommand-logo.jpg took over 1948-1981.
Unit: 773 Radar Sqn http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/1/1e/773d_Radar_Squadron_-_Emblem.png
Tasking: longrange detection and warning
-1948 AN/TPS-1B long-range search radar
-1950 773d Aircraft Control & Warning Sqn activated
-1953 renamed Montauk air station and incorporated into the permanent ADC network of General Surveillance Radar Stations.
-1954 AN/CPS-5 and AN/TPS-10A height-finders and AN/FPS-3 and AN/FPS-5 radars operating
-1955/56 AN/FPS-8/GPS-3 upgraded
-1957 AN/FPS-20 and 2x AN/FPS-6 height-finders installed
-1957US Army closed the Camp Hero portion of the military reservation. USAF continued using the western half of the facility for radar surveillance; eastern part of the site donated to New York State, but remained unused because close proximity to a high-security facility.
-1958 integration in Semi Automatic Ground Environment (SAGE) system, feeding data to DC-01 at McGuire New Jersey and redesignated 773d Radar Sqn
-Troposcatter commolink in the Texas Towers network to TT3
-1960 large, high-power AN/FPS-35 radar ops. This one was so powerful that it disrupted local TV and radio broadcasts!
-1962 extra AN/FPS-26 replacing AN/FPS-6 height-finders.
-1963 FAA/ADC joint-use facility until 1965
-1979 as part of a general draw down of anti-aircraft forces Montauk AS transferred to Tactical Air Command
-1981 ceasing all ops. and system deactivated and removed in 1984.
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