Country: United States Region: Kansas
Latitude: 38° 50' 6" N Longitude: -95° 5' 29" E
Area use / Military Branches: Closed
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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