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Lockport Air Force Station
Part of
1951-1968: Air Defense Command.pngAir Defense Command
1968-1979: USAF - Aerospace Defense Command.pngAerospace Defense Command
Cambria, New York
Type Long Range Radar Site
Coordinates Latitude:
Longitude:
Location code P-21 / Z-21
Built 1951
Built by U.S. Air Force
In use 1951-1979
Controlled by  United States Air Force
Garrison Lockport, New York

Lockport Air Force Station is a closed United States Air Force ADCOM General Surveillance Radar station in Cambria, New York.

History

Initially established at Fort Niagara in 1950 before relocating to Lockport site. It was a joint USAF and US Army station from 1951 to 1969. The Air Defense squadron inactivated on 29 June 1979. The key infrastructure like the three radomes (AN/FPS-7 and twin AN/FPS-6 radars) have been demolished. Today the former station is partially vacant with base apartments for private use and commercial redevelopment.[1]

It was a part of the RCC (NORAD Regional Control Center) a SAGE network, located at Syracuse AFS.

Units

  • 763rd Aircraft Control and Warning Squadron - 1950
  • 763rd Radar Squadron (SAGE) - 1959
  • 763rd Radar Squadron - 1974

Assignments

References

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