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AFS Olathe

Last modified: 12 Aug 2011
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Country: United States    Region: Kansas

Locale: Memphis

Latitude: 38° 50' 6" N     Longitude: -95° 5' 29" E

Area use / Military Branches: Closed

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Former AFS Olathe (tacticall: Weapon) 1951-1969
- 1952 130th Aircraft Control and Warning Squadron (KS ANG)
- 1955 738th Aircraft Control and Warning Squadron (ADC)

1958, US Army established an Air-Defense Command Post (AADCP) KC-65DC with the USAF radar station at Olathe for Nike missile command-and-control functions as part of the Kansas City Defense Area. The site was equipped with the AN/GSG-5(V) BIRDIE solid-state computer system. The Army radars were fully integrated in the USAF network and both Army and USAF personnel operated the radars.

1959 this station was also performing air-traffic-control duties for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

- 1961 reassigned 793d Radar Squadron (SAGE)
- 1968 793rd deactivated
- 1969 Nike AADCP deactivated
- 1970 closed

Equipment: CPS-4; FPS-3; FPS-4; FPS-20A; FPS-6A (2x); later FPS18; FPS-20A; FPS-6A (2x)

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