A Ground Equipment Facility of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is a radar station or other designated Air Traffic Control site of the United States. Several of the facilities originated as Cold War SAGE radar stations, including some facilities of the joint-use site system (JUSS) (e.g., San Pedro Hill Air Force Station provided radar tracks for both the Army and USAF). The USAF declared full operational capability of the 1st 7 Regional Operational Control Centers (ROCCs) on December 23, 1980.
|IDs|| Landform |
(former military site)
|ST||Coordinates||initial year||FAA year||Inactivated|
|J-12 (Z-249)||Dauphin Island (Dauphin Island AFS)||AL||1959||1980||tbd|
|J-31 (Z-39)||San Pedro Hill (San Pedro Hill AFS)||CA||1961||1997||n/a|
|J-33 (Z-38)||tbd (Mill Valley AFS)||CA||1951||1980|
|J-34 (Z-37)||tbd (Point Arena AFS)||CA||1951||tbd||1998|
|J-36A||San Clemente Island (San Clemente Island AFS)||CA||1952||c. 1998|
|tbd (DC-21DC)||Grovers Cliff (Fort Heath)||CA||1959||1969||mid-to-late 1990s|
|tbd (Z-10)||tbd (North Truro AFS)||MA||1951||1995||tbd|
- ↑ Butler, Gerald W; Shaner, Mary; Shaner, Richard; Shaner, Richard. The Guns of Boston Harbor. http://books.google.com/books?id=okCNGLr7920C&pg=PA351. Retrieved 2013-03-01. "In 1958, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) constructed long-range acquisition radar at Fort Heath. Commissioned in 1959, the ARSR-1 radar was used to track aircraft 220 miles distant for flight-following" purposes. …the army and air force also used this surveillance radar for Air Defense Control and Coordination Systems (ADCCS)."
- ↑ Del Papa, Dr. E. Michael; Warner, Mary P. (October 1987). A Historical Chronology of the Electronic Systems Division 1947-1986 (Report). http://www.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a201708.pdf. Retrieved 2012-07-19. "so-called Semi-Automatic Direction Center System, later known as…Semi-Automatic Ground Environment System, in essence, the Lincoln Transition System."
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