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AlbinoFlea picture
@ 2005-11-08 23:23:16

O.K., this is weird, but...

Yes, this is the site of the Orange ANG Station, and also the Bridgeport Nike Site BR-15C.

According to http://www.airforcebase.net/usaf/usafnike.html:

This Nike facility was operational from approximately 1956 to 1961. Date of transfer to the Air Force is unknown; but by 15 Dec 1975 it was listed as Orange ANG Communications Station, an active Air National Guard detached installation. I believe this installation is still active.

And also from http://ed-thelen.org/loc-c.html:

The partially intact IFC Area is used by the CTANG as an Aircraft Control & Warning site. In place of the Nike Ajax acquisition radar, a modern 3-dimensional TPS-75 radar is now in use here. An Operations Module, the modern equivalent of a Nike control trailer, is attached to the original Nike system Interconnecting Corridor. The Administrative Area also remains largely intact at this site.

The latter site gives coordinates and a link to a TerraServer image that confirms it as the same site.
AlbinoFlea picture
@ 2005-11-08 23:29:18

The bigger question is: how did kjfitz miss this one? Just concentrating on the Launch sites?
kjfitz picture
@ 2005-11-09 00:37:39
Yup, I only did launch sites. There was hardly ever anything left of the radar sites or the command sites that I didn't wantt o eneter hundreds of empty fields.
kjfitz picture
@ 2005-11-09 00:39:04
Here is the launch site that this IFC area controlled:
http://googleglobetrotting.com/info.php/mid/5492
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Anonymous
@ 2009-09-29 12:21:15
That's the base for the 103rd Air Control Squadron (103 ACS)

Known as "Yankee Watch", the mission of the 103rd Air Control Squadron is real-time detection, identification and surveillance of air traffic for combat operations and homeland defense. The 103rd ACS is the oldest unit of its kind in the US.[1]

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Connecticut_Air_National_Guard
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